How do you paint brick veneer in kitchen?

by Cmt16643645
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  • Vee Vee on Aug 22, 2017
    Hi. I'm assuming it's actual brick and not a plastic? If brick, purchase a masonry paint and follow manufacturers directions. If it's the plastic stuff that looks like brick, I'd buy a primer called Gripper by Glidden at Home Depot. That stuff sticks on anything! After a coat of that, let it dry 24 hours and then paint with LATEX paint if your choice. I'd get a washable one, probably a satin or semi gloss. Use a small roller with fluffy nap if you can find one. Much easier than a brush. Good luck!

  • Suzette Suzette on Aug 22, 2017

    Good luck!

  • 13526476 13526476 on Aug 22, 2017

    How to Paint Brick Veneer
    Veneer is a thin layer of real brick that is applied over surfaces.
    Brick veneer, whether installed indoors or outdoors, can make some homes look dated and rustic. Unfortunately, removing the veneer can be costly. Because it can damage the walls severely beneath the veneer when removed it requires a professional. An alternative that gives your home a fresh, clean, modern look is to paint the veneer. Painting over brick requires the right tools and timing for the job, but it’s a weekend project you can tackle easily on your own, saving yourself hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars.

    1 Scrub away any mineral deposits, old peeling paint or loose debris with a wire brush.
    2 Wash the surface thoroughly. For an indoor surface, an all-purpose spray cleaner and scrub brush may suffice. For stubborn stains or grime found indoors or outdoors, mix trisodium phosphate with water at ratios recommended by the manufacturer and scrub the wall clean. Alternatively, for very dirty exterior veneer, use a pressure washer.
    3 Allow the washed brick surface to dry for a few hours, or overnight. Brick veneer is porous and you don't want to trap moisture inside when you paint over it.
    4 Protect nearby surfaces and plants by covering them with drop cloths or tarps. Cover fixtures, like trim, outlets and faucets with low-tack painter's tape.
    5 Prime the surface with a 100-percent acrylic latex exterior or interior primer, depending upon where the brick is in your home. Cut the edges of the surface with a paint brush, and use a roller to cover the broad surfaces of your wall.
    6 Allow the primer to dry according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
    7 Apply a coat of 100-percent acrylic paint in the color of your choice. Choose interior paint for indoor veneer, or exterior paint for outdoor veneer. Use a brush to cut the edging, and a roller for the rest of the wall. Let it dry according to the manufacturer. Generally, acrylic paints dry within an hour.
    8 Paint a second coat on the wall if you feel it is necessary.

    Things You Will Need
    Wire brush
    Cleaner (spray detergent, TSP)
    Scrub brush
    Pressure washer (optional)
    Drop cloths
    Painter’s tape
    Acrylic masonry primer
    Paint stirrer
    Paint brush
    Roller pan
    1-inch nap paint roller
    Acrylic masonry paint

    If painting outdoors, plan to do it during the dry season, or when the weather forecast reports there will be low humidity and no rain.

    Always handle detergents and cleaners according to the manufacturer's directions. Don't mix different cleaning agents as chemical reactions could result in toxic fumes or burns.

    Protect yourself when working with harsh detergents; wear eye protection, gloves and long sleeves..

    When priming or painting indoors, open windows or doors to promote good ventilation.

    GOOD LUCK !!!