MyJobQuote Logomyjobquote
  • Post a Job
  • Trade Signup
  • Ask a Trade
  • Cost Guides
  • About
  • Login
  • Over 1 million homeowners and over 30,000 tradespeople
    use MyJobQuote nationwide each year

    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade
    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade

    Ask a Tradesman

    Painting garage

    Painters & Decorators

    What paint is best for painting the inside of a garage? Would anything need doing with the walls before painting them? It’s just a normal concrete block garage.

    Asked by Ryan on 23rd Oct 2020
    Share this question

    Best Answer


    "Use a broom to brush any dust, webs etc off the walls.
    Water down some Masonry paint (such as Sandtex) by a 3rd for your first coat to get in all the pores then finish with another 2 coats neat.
    Use a thick pile roller and brush and remember to put down sheets - the first coat will be messy."

    Answered on 24th Oct 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report

    "Could use a waterproofing agent first and then paint or use a zinniser bull's eye 123 to protect from damp etc."

    Answered on 3rd Nov 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    CB Property Maintenance

    "I would recomend a good quality masonry paint - other than getting a smoother finish the walls can be rendered"

    Answered on 10th Nov 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Anthony Burke

    "If not previously painted, use masonry paint following manufacturers instructions.
    If previously painted, you could probably use emulsion.

    Answered on 23rd Oct 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Mick Hodgson decorators

    "Put pliolite masonry paint on . Dulux or crown will do. Thin it down a bit with turps and give it two coats. This paint dry's fast and will not come off like your other water based paints."

    Answered on 23rd Oct 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Adam Cameron

    "Hi I recommend a sealent first for long lasting results"

    Answered on 23rd Oct 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    T@P decorating

    "External paint would be best. Clean the surface of any dust, cobwebs and apply two coats"

    Answered on 20th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

    "Hi you can use zinsser WATHERTITE for Mould and mildew proof waterproofing paint. Protects against fungal degradation (mould and mildew)."

    Answered on 26th Nov 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    KR decorators

    "All you need is to buy zinsser all coat in 4 types of colours."

    Answered on 26th Oct 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Dream landscapes

    "Masonry paint is best for standard block work seek the run for more advice"

    Answered on 23rd Nov 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report

    Ask a Trade

    Got a question that only a tradesperson can answer? We have thousands of trades ready to answer any question you may have.

    Ask your Question

    Related questions

    Ready to get a price for your home improvement project?

    get started

    Report Content