Building & Renovating

101: What Paint is Suitable For Concrete Walls?

Take note of these tips for your next renovation project

Photography: Marc Jao

Many homeowners are choosing the industrial style for a good number of reasons. It's hip, trendy, and concrete walls add a distinct touch to a space. Others may think that it's too raw, but it's easy to maintain and quite easy to spruce up.

RL Reader Zenaide has concrete walls at home and she would like to know the right type of paint to use. We asked interior designer Jeselyn Chuan for tips and here are reminders to keep in mind:

Use liquid tile paint

Liquid tile paints are suitable for exterior and interior application. It is a type of paint finish that is as durable as tiles and is fit even for surfaces like concrete, wood, and even metal substrates. Locally, liquid tile paint is a specific product line under Davies Paints.

Make sure you apply the paint properly

If you are planning to paint your room by yourself, make sure you prepare your walls first before you apply the top coat. Take note of the proper surface preparations like sealing, or priming to ensure a smooth and durable finish.

RL Tip: Don't forget to measure the area that you’re planning to work on, so you can buy the right amount of paint.

Jeselyn Kaye Chuan is a freelance interior designer and an awarded alumni of the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID). You can get in touch with her through mobile at (0917) 8667015 or check her portfolio at

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