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How To Paint Bricks

Painted Bricks are fast becoming a hot trend that we

by Ali • 2 min read

Painted Bricks are fast becoming a hot trend that we are seeing much more of. It is the most cost effective way of changing the look of bricks in your home or commercial premises and we think it looks pretty darn good. So if you are stuck with a Brick property or just one brick wall that doesn’t tickle your fancy then why not just paint the bricks?  Sometimes bricks are beautiful but sometimes it is just an eyesore. Before thinking that painting the bricks is an easy DIY fix be careful before whipping out your roller and painter’s tape as there are a few things that need to be noted to ensure all goes smoothly.

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The natural chemical property of bricks may affect your paint’s durability as well. According to the Brick Industry Association, most bricks are neutral, but mortar often has a basic alkalinity. Paint products can be affected, so alkaline-resistant primer is usually recommended.

Instructions:

  1. Get yourself a Medium Nap lambswool Roller or textured roller, a roller tray, quality tape, a brush for cutting-in and a drop sheet.
  2. As always, mask off any areas that need protecting such as light fittings, adjoining walls and floors.
  3. A broom is a great way to quickly free stubborn dust and grit from your walls before cleaning with Sugar Soap.
  4. Begin by applying one coat of Primer to condition the surface and help your topcoat adhering.
  5. Use a brush to cut into edges of your wall or any section that your roller will find difficult to reach.

    TIP:
     Lightly feather your brushwork into the wall to make blending with your roller easier.
  6. Apply in vertical motions, working from the ground upwards. Remember to continue reloading your roller after each vertical strip. After 4 hours you’ll be ready to apply your second coat.

If you are concerned about the quality of the job you are capable of then it is probably best to give us a call. Bricks are not a new surface for us and we have been painting them for a very long time.
References: Dulux.com.au
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