Is it advisable to paint brick?

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Bricks are different colors, house has add-ons with different colored bricks and different color morter. Not a good brick job.

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  • Ton6108226 Ton6108226 on Oct 28, 2017
    I would have no hesitation about painting brick. You would need to clean it well first. Your paint supplier will be able to suggest the cleaner and paint to use. If it's located somewhere you could use a sprayer, that would be my tool of choice. You can either buy or rent one.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 28, 2017
    Inside or outside as they are two different methods
  • Pat Riew Pat Riew on Oct 28, 2017
    there is special paint for brick and yes, I just passed a McDonalds being painted grey over red and white. The man was using a brush to push the paint into every nook and cranny. There must be a better way!
  • Gracie Gracie on Oct 28, 2017
    You should be able to without a problem.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Oct 28, 2017
    Normally I would say I'm against it as you will always have to paint again. With your add-on's being different colored brick and the mortar also different colors, I'd say yes - go ahead - your house will have a more cohesive look. Remember, brick is porous and will take a lot more paint than you think.
    • Pat Pat on Oct 28, 2017
      Thank you. I was thinking it look more cohesive if I could paint it. Right now it looks choppy!
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Oct 28, 2017
    I personally prefer brick stains, since where I live painted brick does not fare well, and is high maintenance due to peeling. I guess it depends where you live. If you see a brick house in your area, that is well painted and holding up, ask the people what they did...lol.
    Stains are breathable, so they are less likely to peel due to water damage. People either don't stain the mortar for a more natural look, or use a different stain.
    Here are a couple of brands among others.
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