Paint on interior sandstone wall

1 Feb 2010
Reaction score
United Kingdom
We’ve moved. No longer semi-detached but fully detached now!

The place we’ve bought is an old sandstone byre that was converted and extended (with block work) in the mid 1980’s. The interior walls of the byre are sandstone that’s been painted at some point in the past, but it now needs refreshing. The bottom 2 ft of the sandstone walls have some moisture wicking up from the ground which we know we’ll have to live with... there’s an injection damp course but it’s not effective for solid sandstone walls - we learned that from a previous house we had treated 30 years ago. The exterior walls are all unpainted natural stone.

In a nutshell, that’s what we’re dealing with.

Does anyone have any tips or advice on painting the inside walls? Sealer? Paint types? etc. We know the moisture/damp is here to stay and it’s not that bad, we just want a finish that’ll last a few years between fresh coats.
Sponsored Links

DIYnot Local

Staff member

If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.

Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

Sponsored Links