Hi Debbi, I love it!!! This post has me sold on it:
I do love red brick but sometimes some of the lighter brick can be dated. Here is an example. This post brightens everything up.
I like it. It's a great way to update a house.
Hello. I think it is a great way to add light and a new life to a brick house. I was very impressed with this bloggers results. Here is a link.
I hope you get personal experience is here to help you make an informed decision.
I've never really understood why people feel the need to paint red brick or make red brick look distressed and paint over it with different techniques. The red brick looks fine to me, in fact we have it on our house, inside and out. There is enough through efflorescence to make the bricks more interesting. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Those tan bricks mentioned in the link by K Rupp are improved with paint.
Best to you.
It depends on the brick and the house. Unless I hated the brick, I probably wouldn't paint it because of maintenance. But that's for my long run game. I like the look of lime wash, especially over some of the brick. My sister has "bessemer gray" brick and I would NEVER paint it.
Red brick especially has become really dated so, personally, I really like it when its painted. Gray or black brick on the other hand can still have a modern feel is applied well.
Most brick experts advise never to paint it, unless you'd like to shorten the life of the brick. Brick is supposed to breathe, and painting inhibits this.
While it may look nice on some homes, the actual maintenance can be a nightmare. Just do adequate research before you undertake this project.
Benefits of Painting Exterior BrickIf your home has an outdated red, orange, or yellowed brick exterior, a paint refresh can provide many advantages.
Hi Debbi, personally I like the natural brick and since I am a bit lazy, you don't have to keep it painted. Good luck with what ever you choose.
Yes it's all personal according to your taste. I am with Peggy on this one, because once you paint it you are going to have to maintain that. Maybe you can inject some colour another way? With your front door, window trim?
depending on the color of your house siding etc if you have that but white washing is a great idea for brick you can use white, light grays, etc
Personally, I really like it!
It can look great for sure but it needs to be maintained. The house across from us doesn’t keep it up and it’s peeling off like mad.