Asked on May 5, 2017

Brick stain or paint?

Leah DeverettWilliamJanet Pizaro


I have several old style solid gray bricks that are 15' long x 5' wide x 4' high.
could I stain or paint them and make a bench for my deck using boards on top?

5 answers
  • Judy Ferrell
    on May 5, 2017

    yes if you use masonry paint. this way you don't have a lot of chipping and peeling. ask the paint person about the proper roller or brush. Have fun!
  • Dam2068431
    on May 5, 2017

    If they are simply plain brick you can paint them. I would clean them and use a primer first. Then use an outdoor paint. Good luck!
    • Deb
      on May 7, 2017

      Thanks, maybe I will try a sample of outdoor paint on one or 2 bricks
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 5, 2017

    Yes you can use either outdoor cement paint or outdoor stain recommended for cement.
  • William
    on May 5, 2017

    You can white wash them with watered down paint or paint them with straight paint.
  • Leah Deverett
    on May 7, 2017

    Use a thin coat of paint! :)
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