Any thoughts for covering internal bricks walls?

Hi all,
Any thoughts or suggestions for the following.
My house is a traditional 1940's 3 bed-semi, with a "lean-to/utility" on the side.
Want to decorate this "lean-to" and change it from being just a brick outhouse to a nice utility room. I've already made a false floor to raise it level with the kitchen / front & back doors, now I looking to cover the brick walls.
The "lean-to/utility" side is about 17ft by 5ft.
I thought of plasterboarding the whole utility room but I think it will cost alot to have the whole room skimmed by a plasterer.
I had thought of painting straight onto plasterboard or even wallpapering (but worried it maybe too damp/or not suitable for wallpaper).
Any other thoughts for cover the walls?
Thanks In advance
JAK
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jak wrote:

Textured paint? Thats what I used on what was an outside wall and is now one wall of my utility room. The other walls, in what is now a study, I battened and covered with plasterboard.
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I'm just about to cover the inside brick walls of my outhouse with polystyrene backed insulation board. Comes in a variety of thicknesses. I'm using 8' x 4' sheets of 22 mm thick (9.85 incl. vat) and 40 mm (15.82 incl vat) from a local BM. Phone around for best prices. Use plasterboard adhesive to stick it to the walls. Neil
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I would still go for the plasterboard. If you don't want to pay for it to be skimmed (and you don't want to do it yourself? ) then just tape and fill the joints and cover with lining paper and then paint - et voila!
You could also just lime wash the walls. This may make the room feel a bit cold.
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You dont have to, you can just use jointing plaster to fill the joints, do it yourself.
Regards, NT
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And make sure the plasterboard doesn't have the tapered edges.
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BigWallop wrote:

Doesn't? Surely to avoid skimming you would use tapered edge boards then tape and fill the joints ready for basecoat. (Said with a hallway full of t/e boards)
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If you're going to tape and fill joints, then you're half way to skimming the whole lot. With straight edge boards, all you need is a squirt of decorators caulk down the seams to finish them off.
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