How To Cover Concrete Walls In A Basement In San Diego

How To Cover Concrete Walls In A Basement In San DiegoFinishing your basement walls with drywall and then painting them gives you a lot of color and design options. After the framing and electrical is done, drywall is hung, taped, plastered, and sanded. Now you’re ready to paint!

Installing framing and drywall may or may not be a DIY project. It’s a lot of work and kind of depends on how handy you are. 

Painting The Concrete Wall

Painting the concrete or cinder blocks is the easiest and least expensive method for covering the walls.

It’s not fancy, but it does clean up the walls a lot. This is a lot more DIY-friendly and takes a lot less time than any of the other methods.

Here are a few concrete wall paint products you can use:

  1. TuffCrete Concrete Stain Paint
  2. Kilz Basement and Masonry Waterproofing Paint
  3. Kilz Masonry, Stucco, and Brick paint

Brick Veneer Panels For Basement

Try using self-adhesive brick veneer wall tiles for finishing your basement walls. You peel and stick them to the walls. They can be trimmed to fit around objects if needed. They come in packs of 10 and cover about 60 sq. ft. per pack.

Cover Your Walls

Real barn boards can be removed from an old barn that was falling down. The boards can be sanded and stained to give them a rustic look.

The basement walls can be framed in, like with using drywall, then the boards can be nailed to the 2×4’s.

This is an awesome way to cover any type of basement wall!

Weathered Wood

A basement wall can be framed and insulated. Then use drywall for most of the walls. An accent wall of weathered wood was used to make the room feel warm and break up some of the bright white painted looks.

Using Wallpapers

Using wallpaper to finish your basement walls is pretty easy. You’ll have to have the basement framed in and drywalled first.

Wallpaper may be something you hire someone else to do unless you’re a handyperson. The good thing about wallpaper is the unlimited designs and colors to choose from. Most wallpapers are peel and stick that you can cut and install yourself.

Ceramic Tiles 

One great way to cover up your concrete walls is with ceramic tiles. Tile comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They’re great for bathrooms and kitchens.


Call San Diego Concrete at (619) 383-2500 to know more!