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Brick updates.

We have a 1939 Colonial. We have taken it to the studs. An original brick wall & fireplace need to be updated. The fireplace is painted white. The wall is red brick. I want to update both to a dark red or dark gray & need suggestions on how to do it. This is my first time to seek help here.

  • Chey
    Chey Santa Fe, NM
    on Sep 12, 2017

    I just painted the outside of my house from a light red brick to a medium dark gray and gray that was 2 steps lighter in some places. Whenever you paint brick, I suggest you invest in a good quality primer tinted to the base color - if using 2 shades of gray for instance, tint the primer to the lighter of the 2 colors. Then paint it! A satin for indoors would be nice. I would go with darker gray on the fireplace and the lighter gray on the walls or visa-versa. If using a roller, use one that is about 3/4 nap at least to get into the brick crevices. If you want to later paint grout lines you can do that, but you might just prefer it without. Good luck!

  • Jody Price
    Jody Price Galveston, TX
    on Sep 12, 2017

    Thank you!

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