Painting a Brick Exterior In Your Local Area
Praised for its superiority as an insulator and durable building material, brick is a common facade for many homes. The bright red hue of brick, however, has slowly faded out of style. If you're looking for help painting a brick exterior, the exterior house painters of Painter1 are here to help!
When it's time for an exterior facelift, painting brick can take your home from a classical, yet boring, look to sophisticated and sleek. Painter1 will assist you in color or stain selection and our brick exterior painters will handle the entire project.
- We prep your exterior with powerwashing and mold removal.
- Our painters expertly apply primer and your selected stain or color.
- The high quality paint products we use will protect your exterior from moisture, mold, mildew and harsh weather.
- After the project is completed, our crew will clean up and leave your home in tip-top condition.
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Choosing to Paint Your Exterior Brick
Though painting brick was once considered practically taboo, it has become a desired design choice in recent years as the bright red hue of brick has gradually faded out of style. Brick exterior painting is a simple way to refresh an outdated exterior. While it may be a practical solution for many homeowners, there are pros and cons to any brick exterior painting project that you should take into consideration before you make the final decision.
Why Paint Your Brick?
Brick exterior painting is an exciting way to add visual interest to your home, and it offers many benefits to make it a popular decision among homeowners.
Refreshes Your Brick Exterior
Perhaps your dream home doesn’t include a dark, rough brick exterior. Your home’s brick exterior painting can make a bland exterior look fresh and inviting with any color of your choice.
Boosts Curb Appeal
Painting brick is an easy yet effective way to upgrade curb appeal and increase your home’s value. With a classic shade such as slate grey or a crisp bright white, this new exterior paint will boost curb appeal and increase the property’s overall value.
Provides Visual Impact
Praised for its superiority as an insulator and durable building material, brick is a common facade for many homes. In a sea of brick exteriors, the modern design of a freshly painted brick exterior creates a visual impact to stand out from the rest.
Diverse Color Options
If color choice is the factor holding you back from painting your brick exterior, don’t be afraid to experiment! Paint color can easily be changed with a brick exterior, so you always have the ability to change colors to suit your current design style.
Protection from the Elements
So long as your brick exterior is kept clean and updated periodically with new paint, the paint will act as a sealant to protect your brick from rain, snow, and other weather conditions.
Easier to Clean
While painted brick requires more frequent maintenance to keep fresh, it’s also easier to clean than natural brick. When left unpainted, the porous quality of brick exteriors traps dirt, debris, and moisture and can be difficult to properly clean. Painted brick provides a smooth surface, easy to clean surface that can be hand scrubbed or power washed.
Things to Consider:
Though brick exterior painting can be the perfect way to refresh your home’s exterior, it also comes with a few considerations before the project begins.
Painted Brick is a Permanent Decision
Removing paint from wooden exteriors is an attainable, though difficult, undertaking. The same cannot be said for brick exteriors. After you choose to paint brick you cannot restore it to the original red hue. The process of even attempting to remove paint from brick can be costly, damaging, and often unsuccessful. Once the brick is painted it will remain so permanently, so approach the project with the confidence that you won’t regret the decision later on. You can, however, continue to change the paint color if desired.
Painted Brick Requires Maintenance
To keep your exterior looking fresh you’ll need to clean the painted brick more often, periodically scraping and repainting it every three to five years. This is an easier process than the cleaning of natural brick, though, as you can opt for the option of a professional power washing to clean your bricks to a sparkling finish.
Some Brick Exteriors Cannot Be Painted
Structurally insecure brick is often a poor candidate for painting. If you are considering painting your exterior because the brick is aged or damaged, your painting professional may advise you to reconsider. This type of brick can make for a higher possibility of paint damage later on. Be sure to schedule a consultation with a skilled painting service to ensure that your exterior brick can sustain quality paint.
Moisture Can Cause Damage
Be aware of the weather conditions in your area as you prepare to have your brick painted. Brick is porous, and trapped moisture can cause chipping, peeling and bubbling in paint after it is applied, as well as mildew and rotting if left unresolved. If you live in a home where excess moisture is a concern, consider repainting every 7-10 years to prevent moisture damage.
Why Choose Painter1?
When it's time for an exterior facelift, brick exterior painting can take your home from classical yet boring to sophisticated and sleek. Painter1 will assist you in color or stain selection and our exterior house painters will handle the entire project, including:
- Prepping your exterior with power washing and mold removal.
- Expert application of primer and your selected stain or color.
- Use of high-quality paint products to protect your exterior from moisture, mold, mildew, and harsh weather.
- After project completion, our crew will clean up and leave your home in tip-top condition.
We pride ourselves on providing quality painting services and giving clients the beautiful home they have envisioned. Whether you want to stain your brick a striking grey or black, create a fresh new look with white paint, or go bold with color, Painter1 will get the job done.
Contact us today for a brick exterior painting estimate!