September 20, 2021
After a lot of deliberation, you’ve made the decision to paint your exterior brick. Obviously, you want to do it correctly so that it looks great for many years. But painting exterior brick entails more work than simply picking up a brush and a can of paint. If you want to do it the right way, you need to follow these important steps. Read on to learn what you should do to ensure a successful paint job on your exterior brick.
Wash and Caulk
Paint won’t stick to your brick properly if it is covered in dirt or grime. Before you reach for any paint, you need to thoroughly clean the brick. In mild or moderate cases, you can use soapy water and a hard-bristled brush to wash your brick surfaces and get them ready to be painted. Then, check the brick for any holes or cracks and caulk them. That way, your exterior can provide a tighter barrier from the outside elements, and the paint job will last longer with a lower risk of water damage later on. Just be sure to let the caulk and washed brick dry completely before moving on to painting.
Plan for Good Weather
Painting any exterior surface requires that you look ahead at the weather forecast. Wet or excessively hot or cold conditions can affect the results, so it is best to plan painting brick for a nice, temperate day, if possible. Try to be flexible in your planning just in case the weather takes a turn at the last minute.
Consider Using a Sprayer
If you are planning to paint your brick, chances are that you’ll have a lot of footage to cover. Although you could turn to a traditional roller to paint, you should think about getting a high-quality sprayer. This tool allows you to apply coats more quickly and efficiently, saving you precious time. Plus, it involves less effort than a roller!
Note that you’ll likely need to spray the paint from different angles with each coat to ensure that every nook and cranny is painted. The last thing you want is unpainted or uneven spots to show up. You’ll also need to give each coat at least 4 to 6 hours to dry before applying the next one.
Hire a Professional Team
At this point, taking on brick painting by yourself may feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone! Give this project to residential experts like Platinum Painting. We have the tools and experience to handle every step of the process and reduce your stress.
Ultimately, although painting your brick exterior is a big deal, it doesn’t have to feel impossible. When you take the proper steps, or hire a team that does, you can feel confident that you’ll love the way your brick looks.
About Platinum Painting of Arlington
Platinum Painting of Arlington has been serving DFW homeowners for more than a decade. Over that time, we’ve perfected the steps to painting exterior brick and guarantee our customers’ satisfaction. Before we finish the project and leave, we’ll clean our workspace and walk you through a final inspection to ensure that you’re happy with the results. To learn more about our brick painting services or to schedule a free quote, contact our customer care team today!
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