How to Paint Your Indoor Concrete Wall How to Paint Your Indoor Concrete Wall
If you're looking for a way to breathe new life into your home's walls, you may be curious about how to paint a concrete wall. With the right tools and helpful guide, painting concrete walls is both simple and fun.
Step 1 - Prep Your Wall
You will need to do some cleaning before proceeding to paint a concrete wall. Start by running a wet/dry vac up and down your wall to remove any dust or cobwebs. Next, give the wall a vigorous scrubbing with the aid of a scrub brush or wire brush and a homemade cleaning solution of liquid soap and warm water.
Step 2 - Apply Your Sealer
Before applying your sealer and paint, make sure to open any nearby doors and windows to ensure that the area gets proper ventilation. You may even want to turn on any nearby exhaust fans. Next, don a paper breathing mask and a pair of rubber gloves and begin applying your concrete sealer in broad, even strokes. If you start to feel lightheaded during the sealer or paint applications, promptly take a break and get some fresh air.
Step 3 - Paint the Concrete Wall
Once your sealer has fully dried, use your paint roller to apply your initial coat of paint in the exact same manner as the sealer. Wait until the paint is completely dry before adding additional coats. To ensure all fumes find their way out of your home, keep the area sufficiently ventilated for a long time following the completion of the job.