How Do I Paint Interior Brickwork?

Painting brick inside your home is a relatively quick and simple process, the most important step is ensuring the surface is primed and sealed before topcoats are applied. 

  • Brush down all brick to be painted remove any dust, dirt salts ensure the surface is as clean and dust-free as realistically possible

Re-render or repair any areas of failure, cracks, holes, etc., with either a suitable repair mortar or cement mortar.

Option 1 (Standard rooms)

Option 2 (High-performance system for high humidity areas)

Option 3 (Ideal for Hypoallergenic Environments)

Note: If brick is highly porous, flettons, sandstone or very old, apply a coat of Hydrosol Masonry Primer to seal and stabilise the surface prior to application of Optiva Primer or Luja Universal Primer.


If you require more advice on painting brickwork, give our technical team a call on 0131 334 4999 or send them a message here

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Disclaimer: Tikkurila UK Paint Calculator is provided as a guide only. The coverage rates will vary depending on surface being coated and the particular product range being used. More information on these products can be found on the cans, on the technical data sheets on individual product pages, by using our live chat service or by calling our technical team on 0131 334 4999.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the estimate, however paint requirements may vary depending on the surface, type of paint, sheen level and colour chosen.