Painting brick can be an overwhelming decision! In this post, we will show you our client’s 1970’s cape cod home, and how it was transformed by simply painting the exterior!
First, I want to say that all of the creative choices and design were completely decided by our client! They have impeccable taste, and the ability to capture the process beautifully. See the whole post here!
What did the home look like before the brick painting?
As you can see, they also replaced the garage door and some light fixtures. However, the biggest change is the paint! Can you even believe that is the same house? We have been contacted by prospective clients recently that have said “there is a house in New Albany that has a paint job that we like…” and do not even realize that it was our clients! It is a SHOW STOPPER…or…CAR STOPPER! I absolutely love the way that it turned out!
Here is a shot of the home in progress.
What is the brick paint color?
This is Sherwin Williams “White Dove”
What type of paint do you use to paint brick?
We like to use Sherwin Williams Loxon XP for masonry.
- No primer is needed
- It has waterproofing qualities
- Allows brick to remain breathable
- Mildew resistant
Does painting brick last forever?
Painting exteriors does not last forever. However, because of the quality of paint on the market, you could easily get 15-20 years out of a good paint job! Of course, there are going to be varying factors that affect this. If you choose a bright color, for instance, it could fade over time.
You may ask, “What makes a good paint job?” Well, let me give you some wise counsel from Scott Burke!
- Prep work! Don’t forget the prep!
- Pressure wash the surfaces before painting!
- Scrape, sand, and caulk to prevent water from getting behind surfaces to be painted.
After the proper prep work has been completed, and the best paint has been purchased, apply with a Graco sprayer, or brush and roller! Fun fact, Scott said the Graco sprayer is the only way to go!
Can I paint the vinyl exterior, too?
You can certainly paint vinyl exteriors, however, it requires a different type of paint. The Loxon XP paint is specific to brick. If you would like to paint the vinyl, we recommend Sherwin Williams Duration paint. Keep in mind that vinyl is going to expand and contract with hot and cold temperature changes. So, you have to use paint specific to vinyl so that it does not chip off! Use the same prep practices before this as well.
I hope that you found this post helpful! Remember, this is from our experiences and what we suggest to our local customers! If you live in a different part of the country, your contractor may have other recommendations based on your climate and situation!
…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15