Asked on May 12, 2017

How do you freshen up outdoor brick?



Our house was built in the '70's and has "that ugly orange brick" exterior. Over the years, painting accidents have left paint on the brick around the windows, doors and trim. (Not just from us, either!) I'd really like to clean the paint off and freshen the brick up, if that's even possible. I do have flowers, shrubs and other vegetation planted around the house and I do not want those to be affected. Any suggestions? Also, I would like to hear from people who have experience having their exterior brick painted.
4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 12, 2017

    Try using a product called Wet and Forget it is safe for plants and surfaces.It should help brighten up the brick.As for the windows,trim and doors,use a you can try product as goof off or krud cutter but you will have to do a small space at a time being careful not to get that on the plants.
  • Carol
    on May 22, 2017

    When my son and friends painted our overhang white( while we were gone) and enjoyed a few beers at the time, we ended with a lot of paint drips and runs on our reddish brick. A can of paint like stain and a small brush was used for HIM to paint over the white. It worked, and has lasted for over 30 years.
  • Kathy
    on May 25, 2017

    If you don't like the color of the brick you can use white and black paint to get the multi-colored style of brick. My brick was that orange color also and all it is is some paint put on that is for stone that was put on when the house was built. Now it's all done at a factory by machines.
  • Don7477862
    on May 28, 2017

    There are lots of examples of painted brick and paint type suggestions at this website:
Your comment...