Hi Caroline, go to your local department and ask to look at masonry paint.
Caroline: hi... maybe this link will help
Are you asking for kind of paint for brick ?
I would look into masonry paint
I think you would need masonry paint but any paint department should be able to help you
For exterior walls - use Masonry Paint or Brick and Tile paint, For interior - use Emulsion - Matt, Eggshell or Satin finish. Good luck!
They make paint for specific surfaces. Is it already painted? If it is, I would power wash and then follow manufacturer's directions for best outcome. Good luck and stay safe!
When it comes to choosing the best type of paint for exterior brick many house owners prefer the use of elastodynamic paint. This kind of paint is specially selected for painting bricks as they have a high level of elasticity, which makes this paint excellent for filling cracks in brick walls. Also, the elasticity in this type of paint can also prevent cracks and it also performs well in all weather condition, even in high humidity.
Yes use a masonry paint. Check out Sherwin Williams. Concrete paint may work.
Here's a post that might help - https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-paint-brick/
Hi Caroline: Here are some helplful sites:
Masonry paint is the right product for this job. But before you paint it, it should be cleaned. A pressure washer is the right tool to clean it. If you don't own one, you can rent them from Home Depot. Good luck.
Maybe this will help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVZLPstdEzw
There are lots of great posts on painting a brick house here:
Please use solid masonry stain instead of paint. I did this on our ugly orange brick and 10 years later, it still looks great. Paint will eventually flake off. Stain will not. You will need rollers made for rough surfaces (buy extra, they fill up with stain and don't do as well as when they were fresh). Use a large brush to get into the grout. Don't do the lower parts of the brick (near the ground) until you are finished with the upper sections and pour stain for this into a separate container. You don't want dirt getting into your entire can of stain. You can have the stain tinted to any color. It will probably take two coats, but will last for years.
I agree I even did my fireplace brick with masonry stain.You will not be sorry you did it this way. Use a power washer on the brick, make sure it dries completely then follow the directions on the stain.
She's a brick house...sorry that song got stuck in my head.