Painting a Brick Facade

Post On: November 12, 2011
In: Tips

Restoring the brick facade of the house can be done by painting it using a particular technique so that your exterior design will look great and fabulous. Brick facade needs special maintenance. If you are a home owner whose is so busy with daily basic and working, you will never have any time to sustain the brick facade appearance. You may view after a couple of time; your brick facade will turn into dull and gloomy condition with some damage and crack on its surface. Finding such problem, you will be so depressed since it can make the look of the house feel terrible. That’s why painting a brick facade can renew the appeal of the house.

Brick Facade

Brick Facade

The color of the paint that you want to apply can be fitted with the whole color scheme of the house. Moreover, such painting activity will never consume much time. You have to plan for the preparation. In this post, let me guide you with the technique as well as the preparation to paint the brick facade. The first thing that you should do before you apply any paint on the surface for the brick facade is that you may need to pressure washes the entire brick facade. You may need to apply such technique to paint the brick façade. Don’t forget to clean all of the dust, dirt, spider web or even debris on the surface of the brick façade. Such thing can influence the result. If you think that all of the areas are clean, you may proceed into the next step.

Old Brick Facade

Old Brick Facade

The next thing that you do is scrutinizing any break and fracture on the brick facade. You may utilize a hand scaper to eliminate such thing so that the surface will look smooth and soft. Then you may need to get 80 grit of sandpaper. It is available in some construction store in cheap price. This item is useful to soften and finish the entire brick facade surface. The next step that you may do is applying a masonry primer on the brick facade. The primer is great as the foundation of the paint. You may use a paint tray and roll to implement the primer on the surface of the brick facade.

Classic Brick Facade

Classic Brick Facade

You just have to inspect that all of the primer can cover the entire area of the brick. You may begin from the corner of the wall and go straight vertically. In the brick, there will some gap as well as crack. You may use caulk to make it look enticing and nice. Now we come to the main menu of the day. You may need it to apply the desired paint by using tray and roll on the brick facade. You have to paint it up to two coats for deeper look. But you should give a break at least 45 minutes to wait the first coat to dry before you apply the second coat on the surface of the brick facade.

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