I live in a brick home that is 75 years old. I have had to replace masonry
several times due to deteration. None of the repairs has matched the
I thought maybe painting the house would help seal the old masonry and cover
the redone masonry. I practically like all of the painted brick homes that I
What is the best method of painting brick? It is a two story house so I
don't plan on doing the job myself but would like to make sure the paint
contractor does it right. Help would be appreciated.
Don't do it. Think about how it is going to look when the paint starts
to peel and it will. Then consider what it will cost to remove the paint.
That will be really big dollars and really messy.
Consider having the patches done properly if necessary and then doing a
cleaning. It will cost more than paint in the short term, but be far
cheaper and IMO far better looking in the long term.
going to be painting every few years, masonary breathes, causes paint
its hard to sell a painted brick home, because of the added maintence
so net less oney at home sale time...
I have seen very few of these done right, and those that looked
reasonably good were done with 2 part epoxy coatings or Imron. It was
due to the ability to get rid of graffiti off an Imron surface that one
building in the city was done this way.
Elect not to? Once brick is painted, you've lost its low maintenance
features and created just another surface that needs to be apinted
CHeck on the number of people asking how to remove paint from brick and
how hard it is. If you don't like the look of your brick, consider
getting siding put over it or something else that is removable at a later
Remove the dead poet to e-mail, tho CC\'d posts are unwelcome.
Mean People Suck - It takes two deviations to get cool.
I'm on the yuck side when it comes to painted brick, but it's your
house, so you should do what you want. I do have some ideas, though.
What about staining the brick? It should give a more uniform look to
the entire house. It won't be a perfect match, but it might allow the
brick to breath, and I *think* it would have less a chance of being
nasty looking. Anyone in the industry know if this is possible?
What about faux painting *only* the repair bricks to make them match
the majority of the house?
May no harm befall you,
Ich habe keine Ahnung was das bedeutet, oder vielleicht doch?
better to vinly side over brick, at least it never requires repainting
for all the costs painting your home every few years its likely cheaper
and better to get all the masonary repointed. at least its a one time
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