Can You Paint Your Home’s Exterior Brick Walls?

Can You Paint Your Home’s Exterior Brick Walls?

As new homes are designed and built over the decades, certain looks and styles become outdated and old-fashioned. Brick faced walls are seen as an antiquated look by many people. If you are one of the people who is looking for ways to revive their face brick wall, the good news is that it can be done. However, there are certain things you will have to keep in mind in order to make an informed decision about whether this is the right route to follow for your home.

  • Benefits
    The benefit of painting a face brick house is that it can have a dramatic effect at a relatively low cost. If you have brown or yellow brick exterior walls, a dark colour such as grey or a classical colour like white can completely change the look and feel of your home.
  • Drawbacks
    The drawback that you need to keep in mind is that taking the step of painting the exterior brick is permanent. Much like a tattoo, reversing the effect after it has been done can be painful, costly, and it will not ever be restored to its former glory. Therefore, you have to be absolutely sure about taking this leap as well as the colour you have chosen. If you want to try to visualise what the result will be before you take the plunge and buy the paint, you can take a photo of your house and use an online paint tool to get a feel for what the result will be.

    Another aspect to keep in mind is how you will keep your painted brick house clean. Painted bricks will show dirt and debris more quickly, so you may need to invest in a power washer so that you can clean your walls periodically (something that you may not have needed to do if you did not paint your brick walls).

Warrior Paints offers a variety of exterior paint products. We can guide you on your house-painting project. Contact us for more information today.

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