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As new homes are designed and built over the decades, certain looks and styles become outdated and old-fashioned.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...

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Painting Over Brick – What You Need to Know

Are you thinking about applying exterior house paint onto your brickwork? Doing so can be a tricky business. However, if you adhere to the following tips, the result is sure to be everything that you hoped to achieve, and more. Take Care of Any Problems First If there is mould present on the brickwork over which you intend to paint, you’ll need to get rid of that before applying your first coat. If the brickwork is chipped, cracked or otherwise damaged, you’ll also want to attend to these issues beforehand. It might be worth it to hire a masonry expert to assist you in this regard. Ensure Proper Preparation To make certain that the exterior house paint adheres to the brickwork, you will need to prep the surface well before you get started. Remember that if the brick is brand new, it is recommended to wait at least one year before painting it to allow for drying, leaching and weathering. If the brick is older than a year, be sure to clean it thoroughly using soap and water (acid cleaning solutions may cause permanent damage). Choose the Right Paint While choosing a paint colour is important, you will also need to pay attention to the type of exterior house paint that you buy. Make sure that it has been specially designed to be applied to the brickwork. If not, it will not adhere very well, leading to you having to repaint much sooner than expected. Are you in search of quality exterior house paint for painting over brick? You’ll find it here at Warrior Paints. When it comes to house painting essentials, we’ve got it all. Pay us a visit today or contact us should you have any questions, from how to paint over brick to how to paint metal. We look forward to hearing from...

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How Often Should You Paint the Outside of Your Home?

Knowing that most exterior house paint can be expensive, especially if you buy the quality variants that are sure to last longer, one of the most common questions that home owners ask us is how often they should be treating the exterior portion of their home to a new lick of paint? We provide you with answers below. The Average Time Generally, it is recommended that you apply new exterior house paint to your walls at least every 7 years. However, sometimes it may be required a lot sooner, such as every 3 years. Ultimately, the frequency necessary will depend on a variety of factors including the following: The Quality of Paint You Use: As mentioned, when it comes to house painting, the quality of the paint you use has a direct and powerful effect on its overall longevity. Therefore, if you went with a cheaper alternative, the chances are quite high that you will need to repaint a lot sooner than expected. The Weather in Your Area: You will likely have to paint the exterior of your home more often if you live in an area with high levels of humidity or high rainfall, as this excess moisture will usually lead to accelerated cracking and peeling. Extremely hot weather may also result in the paint bubbling over time. How You Prep: Sufficient preparation of the surface area on which you intend to paint is just as important as the type of exterior house paint you use! A quality primer can truly work wonders when it comes to enhancing the lifespan of your work. Are you looking for advice on the type of exterior house paint to buy? Perhaps you are looking to invest in a few handy house painting tools? Or maybe you simply need advice choosing a paint colour? Whatever your needs may be, you can always turn to the Warrior Paints team for hands-on assistance and South Africa’s best painting products. Call us or pay us a visit today to learn...

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