When brick becomes faded or yellowed over time, it can make your home look a bit run down. Or you may not be a fan of the natural color of the brick on your home and want a more updated, modern look. The good news is that you’re not permanently stuck with the color of your brick! If you want to change things up, painting your brick is the best way to do it.
Before you decide to paint over natural brick surfaces, there is one important thing to consider. Once you paint brick surfaces, they need to stay that way. It’s difficult to remove paint from brick, so make sure it’s a look you’re willing to commit to before you paint!
Exterior Brick Painting
Painting brick can not only update the look of your home but can also provide a layer of protection to the outside of your home. Painted brick can be easier to clean than natural brick, which could make it easier to keep your home looking fresh all year long.
When it comes to painting exterior brick surfaces, there are a few things you want to watch out for. First off, you want to make sure you don’t paint over any molded, deteriorating, or chipped brick; this may initially cover up any damaged brick but can cause more damage in the long run. You also need to make sure you use the correct paint. Brick is a porous material, so you want to make sure you use the right primer and paint to ensure lasting results. If you’re not sure which type of paint to use, consult a professional.
While it may seem like an easy DIY project, it’s important to note that painting brick requires the right prep work and needs to be done properly to ensure a finish that looks great and will last. The best way to ensure you get the look you want is to hire professional painters. At WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, we know how to repair and prep the surfaces properly for painting to ensure you get a look that will last. It’s an investment that will save you a ton of time (and money) on future repairs.
Interior Brick Painting
Exposed brick walls and fireplaces can add a cool look to your home’s interior, but it’s not a look that everyone loves. If you’re not in love with the particular color of your brickwork, it’s a problem that can easily be solved with a fresh coat of paint! Whether it’s a wall, fireplace, or another element inside your home, painting brick can instantly give your space a more modern look.
As with painting exterior brick, it’s important to make sure you have the right tools to get the job done—check for any damaged spots and make sure you use the right type of primer and paint. If you use the wrong type of paint, the original brick color might start to bleed through, or it could start to chip. Painting brick can be tricky, especially if it needs some repair work. If you spot any areas that may need repair, it’s best to hire professional painters to do the work for you.
Painting a Brick Fireplace
Many older homes have brick fireplaces, which can look really cool if it happens to be a nice natural shade. However, just like all home decor fads, the color of your brick can also make it look quite dated—the orangey shades that were popular in the 80s might not look so great by today’s standards!
Painting your brick fireplace is a quick and easy way to update the look of your space without undertaking a construction or renovation project. While most people tend to either go with a faded whitewash or solid white finish, the color options are endless! At WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, we can work with you to choose the perfect color and finish for your brick fireplace.
Painting a Brick Wall
Exposed brick walls (both on the inside and outside of your home) can add a cool design element to your home. However, depending on the style you’re after, a brick wall in its natural colors can feel a bit too heavy. If you want to lighten up the look of things, painting your brick wall is a quick and easy way to update it.
The type of paint needed will depend on whether the wall is indoors or outdoors. You’ll also need to make sure the brick ready to paint—any repairs and prep work should be done before you start painting. It’s always a good idea to consult professional painters before you jump in and attempt it on your own. At WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, we know how to repair and prep the surfaces properly for painting, and choose the right type of paint to ensure you get a look that will last.