What's the best way to spraypaint our ugly exterior brick?

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q what s the best way to spraypaint our ugly exterior brick
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  • Cin21825342 Cin21825342 on Jun 22, 2017
    I'd use a brush or a really high nap roller. It will give you better coverage.

  • Just Retired Just Retired on Jun 22, 2017
    Unless you have an industrial spray painting unit, you're going to be using way to many cans of spray paint and it won't look even. Best bet is to paint with a roller that has a deep nap to get in all the nooks and crannies.

  • SandyG SandyG on Jun 22, 2017
    Make sure you know how to use spray painter before tackling your brick. It is a big job and takes patience. As stated above, you might want to consider roller for large areas and brush for trimming.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jun 22, 2017
    Just remember, now you never have painting maintenance. You may want to power wash your brick and live with it.
    Painting brick is a major, expensive chore the first time and will have to be repainted the same as any wood house in the future.
    I live in an old brick house and would never think of painting it.

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    • Robin Datin Robin Datin on Jun 24, 2017
      Well I have read all the other comments about not painting the brick but I think the right color would really brighten it up. Make sure to pressure wash all surfaces to be painted first. You can rent a commerical paint sprayer and that would give you the coverage you need. Spend the money to get good paint made for brick/masonry exteriors and you won't regret it. Watch lots of videos on youtube. Good luck.

  • Fran Tuell Fran Tuell on Jun 22, 2017
    Hate to be a killjoy but.... Brick NEVER has to be painted UNTIL you paint it. Then you will need to repaint it just like you would a painted wood house on a regular schedule. I love brick because of the ease of maintaining it. I would put up new shutters, add something to the front porch, etc.

    • Julie Medved Julie Medved on Jun 23, 2017
      I was keen for shutters but the space around the windows are too narrow unfortunately.

  • Judy Judy on Jun 22, 2017
    you may be sorry if you paint your brick....paint peels because of moisture...brick retains moisture...might make a huge mess...instead of painting...decorate....climbing plants....rose bushes...etc....make the yard beautiful...and then that is all you will see.

  • Dina Dina on Jun 22, 2017
    I like it just the way it is! Maybe spend your dollars on trying another trim color. Or some new plantings. But painting brick brings lots of issues in the future, just as commenters hv said.

  • Pam Pam on Jun 22, 2017
    What about white washing?? Perhaps it will not need repainting as full coverage painting would. I have not tried it but love the way it looks.

  • Pep10534867 Pep10534867 on Jun 22, 2017
    I like the brick too. I would jazz up the metal railing with some spray paint and set out some bright colored flower pots.

    • Julie Medved Julie Medved on Jun 23, 2017
      We have just jazzed up the metal railing in Taubmans Bushman. It was quite a job. Im getting a really large pot plant too.

  • Sandy Sandy on Jun 22, 2017
    Don't paint the brick! Paint the railings black to blend in more. Get rid of the white stone, it's dated. Put in a couple of small flowering bushes and some mulch. Paint your front door and frame.

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    • Julie Medved Julie Medved on Jun 23, 2017
      We removed all the overgrown trees blocking the windows and driveway, replaced the letterbox, painted the front door and railing and about to put on a panel lift garage door. We have planted a Japanese pistachio tree on the front left.

  • Julie Medved Julie Medved on Jun 23, 2017
    Thank you will check it out

  • Judy Judy on Jun 26, 2017
    I have my own reno business...I would never paint brick....if it is dirty power wash it. From the picture it looks like you already have a moisture problem....bricks hold moisture...if you paint them that seals the moisture in....come winter the moisture freezes...then guess what happens...paint blisters and bricks break....they need to breathe....

  • Julie Medved Julie Medved on Jul 02, 2017
    Hi Judy, we have power washed it but it's not aesthetically pleasing, it is course/ rough and has a fleck of red but the pattern is not consistent. We will just paint everything around it for now and maybe any ideas for decking/ garden might draw the eye away?

  • Julie Medved Julie Medved on Jul 15, 2017
    thanks Judy