What to use to paint ugly dark z brick? want to lighten it up!?

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  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Sep 16, 2018

    Try the German smear technique as shown in these posts:


    https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=german%20smear


  • Cheryl Gillman Cheryl Gillman on Sep 16, 2018

    You could set brush a lighter color on them. Or a couple colors to lighten them up! Or use a sponge

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Sep 16, 2018

    Easiest and cheapest way is to do a whitewash. A mix of white paint and water in a 50/50 mix applied with a brush uniformly will do the trick. You can use a damp cloth to catch any runs or drips and to also remove a little paint on random bricks to create a more natural look. I use a flat white paint. Lots of tutorials online and on Hometalk. Best wishes.

  • Pmono7690 Pmono7690 on Sep 17, 2018

    Last year I painted the z brick in my kitchen with regular old interior semi-gloss paint in white. I used the semi-gloss as I wanted to be able to wash that wall as it is beside the stove. Works great and brightened up the room.