One of the most impressive and interesting trends to come around recently is painting exterior brick. Used for hundreds of years, brick and masonry are known as one of the sturdiest and most reliable mediums for residential siding. However, the traditional red-clay brick can easily look tiresome. Applying an exterior paint color to brick can dramatically increase curb appeal and overall satisfaction in the aesthetic of the home. Here are 4 things to know about painting exterior brick:
Quality exterior paint color begins with pressure washing. This essential step may seem unnecessary, but it’s important to start painting with a clean surface. Exterior brick holds a lot of crud and buildup throughout the years – it’s imperative that this debris be removed before applying multiple coats of your exterior paint color. Pressure washers can be rented at most home improvement stores – if you are wary of using this powerful machinery or are too strapped for time, Bluenote Painting offers pressure washing services.
Coats on Coats
Exterior brick painting is going to use more coats than a vinyl siding. Brick deserves multiple coats of your paint color in order to best hold and display the color. Don’t stop at just one coat! We recommend at least two coats of paint for your exterior brick, in order for the material to really soak up the color. These fresh colors, if done right, will go a long ways to reduce the severity that typically is associated with traditional, red brick.
Painting on brick is going to have a very strong effect on your residential home. Because of the crevasses and the number of layers, your color will seep into the siding and create a very dense affect. It’s bold and powerful, and it’s important that you are ready for the look. Drive around and take pictures of your favorite exterior brick paint jobs, and the professionals at Bluenote Painting can compare them to your home and determine what you’re looking for. It’s always best to have a real-life example of what you’re going for, to ensure that you are getting what you really want.
Painted brick increases curb appeal from the traditional, red-tone brick, especially when paired against a contrasting colored front door. Brick is such a strong, absorbing canvas, and anytime bold color choices are used alongside it, the appeal and interest in the house increases. Your residential home deserves to stand out as one of the best on the block. Get rid of the traditional brick look and opt for something more dramatic and appealing.
At Bluenote Painting we are ready to service your exterior brick painting needs in the northeast Oregon area. We understand that house painting can be a lengthy process, and we offer affordable rates and flexibility to allow you time for other things. Our painting professionals are able to complete your exterior brick painting job from estimate to final result. Contact us today to get a quote on your exterior brick painting job.