Help? Garage Brick addition does not match. Best solution??

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Should I just paint it... Any suggestions would be helpful
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 25, 2017
    That really is the only way to match it
    • Becky Brooks Becky Brooks on Oct 26, 2017
      WE HA THE SAME PROBLEM. WE HAD AN WROUGHT IRON PIECE MADE. WE PLACED IT SO THAT HALF OF IT WAS ON THE NEW BRICK AND THE OTHER HALF WAS ON THE SIDE OF THE OLD BRICK. IT GAVE A GOOD TRANSITION SO THAT BOTH SIDES WOULD NOT BE SEEN TOGETHER. I WOULD SUGGEST A BLACK WROUGHT IRON PIECE RATHER THAN WHITE SINCE YOU ARE FIGHTING TO TONE DOWN THE WHITE. OUR WENT FOR THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BRICK. HOPE THIS WILL GIVE YOU ANOTHER IDEA.
  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Oct 25, 2017
    I like the look of painted brick so I would definitely paint it, just make sure the paint is suitable for masonry. Another idea would be to put up trellises and plant vines to disguise the mismatch
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  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Oct 25, 2017
    A lot of it does match, perhaps you could paint the white bricks one of the colors that is present real frequently in the house bricks. There are a few lighter bricks in the house part, maybe you could leave a few of the white bricks, but tone down the brightness of the white so it is not so obvious. I would love to know why so much white was put on the garage addition when obviously it didn't go with the house bricks. You would think they would at least try to match the older bricks.
    • Lin17939768 Lin17939768 on Oct 25, 2017
      Thank you for your suggestion. Yes it is so frustrating. They should have stopped when they realized it was not matching and a mystery to us also why so much white.
  • Amanda Amanda on Oct 25, 2017
    Hi Linda. You can just paint some of the bricks on the new addition and then also on the old brick. It would help them blend together better. If you don't like that then you can always paint it all. I would use 2 different colors that complement the brick.
  • Linda Holland Linda Holland on Oct 25, 2017
    I would suggest Painting it. About the only way I know!! The new addition brick also look larger than the old ones?
  • Melissa V Melissa V on Oct 26, 2017
    Have you contacted the contractor who did this addition and ask for some kind of fix on his part, discount for you to do the fix on his work, any kind of way for them to save face on your job? Contact the local news and show them, see how fast that contractor fixes your addition.
    • Tom Lea Zinter Tom Lea Zinter on Oct 28, 2017
      This is a great idea! I hope you do. My husband would rather do the repair, but it would cost MORE money! AND MORE TIME! I would do this!
  • William William on Oct 26, 2017
    I would paint the bricks to match on whichever is smaller. I would assume the garage.
  • Clök Concept Clök Concept on Oct 27, 2017
    I would paint the garage with a translucide paint (paint + glazing medium), with one of the color of the house... This way, you could keep the effect of different shades, but all in the same tone. Good luck!
  • Lagree Wyndham Lagree Wyndham on Oct 27, 2017
    If i were faced with this problem I would try German smear, on the entire house. I may be mistaken but it looks like there was brick repair work around the window in the photo, the smear would help mask, please post finished product no matter what option you take.
  • Sal10822870 Sal10822870 on Oct 27, 2017
    i love painted brick. white with your black shutters and a fabulous colour on the front door. maybe red? mine is black and want to do aqua. so much fun to have a colourful door makes it just pop. hope this helps. sallie newman


  • Gib6732847 Gib6732847 on Oct 27, 2017
    Paint the white bricks matte black.
    This would be a great way to change the look without getting into a huge project.
    Use a sponge and dab it on. Good luck.
  • Sandy Sandy on Oct 27, 2017
    I would just paint the whitish bricks. They stick out loke a sore thumb. I would Aldo put a tall evergreen or plant at the corner of the garage to break Up the brick
  • Heather McKinney Heather McKinney on Oct 27, 2017
    I think breaking up the two walls with something (trellis, maybe) or painting the brick are your two best options.
  • Sharon Sharon on Oct 27, 2017
    I too would get some masonry stain to stain the brick to be more reddish like the main house, and then get some small cans of paint to remove the excess white bricks by painting some of them brick red, a few black.
    Unfortunately you are going to have to paint one, stand back and decide on the next one.
    If this is a licensed mason, I would contact him and tell him your unhappy with his job and ask him to correct it. If he doesn't, file a complaint with the state contractor's licensing board, and ask he refund part of the job so you can hire a pro painter. This will be on his record for future potential customers to see.
  • CeCe813 CeCe813 on Oct 28, 2017
    You could go the route of playing it up. Planters at the corners in the same color as the light bricks could make it a 'focal point'; window boxes and light shutters on the house part to blend them? I'm just thinking it might be easier than painting brick ;)
  • Vicky Davis Vicky Davis on Oct 28, 2017
    It might just be a matter of aging. The new brick is just new looking. So maybe wait through the winter to see how it weathers? Also, have you washed the brick on the house? Maybe it's just a bit dirty?
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