Asked on Jul 21, 2018

How do I seal gaps on interior raw brick walls?

Liz O'Neill
by Liz O'Neill

Hello from Australia

I have raw brick walls inside of my house, so in each room there are 2-3 plastered walls and one raw brick wall. I have attached neighbours on both sides. I need to know how to deal up the gaps in between the bricks and the plastered walls and built in robes. Bugs walk right through the gaps and I can clearly hear the people next door, even in the bathroom. I am wondering if there is some type of putty to fill the gaps or clear veneer that I can cover the wall with please?

q how do i seal gaps on interior raw brick walls
  5 answers
  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jul 21, 2018
    -- Caulking the join between the composition wall/cupboards and the brick -- or cover the brick wall(s) with Sheetrock -- some may be sound-deadening material -- but I don't know you can obtain down under! Good luck!! The 'neighbors' may want to join you in working on the noise issues -- if you can hear them they can hear you!

  • Liz O'Neill Liz O'Neill on Jul 22, 2018
    G’day from own under 🙃. Thank you so much for your answer. This is a great idea 💡. I will check it out. Have a great day.

  • Robert Kinsman Robert Kinsman on Jul 22, 2018

    Here in Canada, we have some plastic trims available to clean up the edges that contact the brick wall. The term for the one I am thinking of is called "tear away." It glues on with the manufacturers adhesive/spray. Adhesive is applied to both surfaces and then stapled on to the drywall. It is then mudded over to conceal the trim. When finished, part of the trim is torn away. This part of the trim prevented the mud from going on the brick. always a good idea to tape up the brick until you're finished anyhow. Apply primer and paint and you're done. Hope you can find this trim in your country.

  • Liz O'Neill Liz O'Neill on Jul 22, 2018
    Thanks so much for the advice. I will visit my hardware store and find out. blessings from Australia to Canada : ) Have a great day!

  • Dianne Dianne on Jul 22, 2018
    It appears there is a solid tile below the brick, is that correct? You could clean the brick with a good cleaner and brush, allow it to dry, then use the same brick as is on the bottom Extending it up over the brick wall.