What to Consider Before Painting Your Brick House
So, you’re thinking about painting your brick home. Brick painting is a challenge, but we’ll be there to help. Most medium to large-sized homes will take some time to properly assess and paint, and we’re here to guide you through the process of beginning to see whether your house might be a good fit for the job. Painting brick homes takes some pre-planning and plenty of patience, so let’s get started.
Before You Begin
Brick is typically chosen for a building material due to its durability and natural color. Depending on its capacity to age and its wear and tear, painting the brick of your home may be the perfect choice to increase its curb appeal and resale value. We always recommend developing a long-term plan for maintenance-free painted bricks in order to make the job worthwhile.
Considering Brick Health
If your home’s bricks are deteriorating, molding, chipping or falling apart, you must proceed with caution before painting. Give us a call to inspect the exact state of your brick and we’ll determine if your home’s bricks are in a solid enough condition to be painted. Keep in mind that a layer of paint will block the bricks’ surface pores, which will reduce moisture evaporation and cause certain types of paint can chip. We’ll consider the brick’s condition, matched with paint removal, weathering and upkeep requirements.
When approaching a brick painting project, moisture is always at the forefront of our strategy. Water can easily enter into bricks, and we make sure to take note of wet stones that may require attention before beginning the project. Bricks need to be cleaned and given ample time to dry before they are painted. Our experience gives us knowledge of exactly which cleaners to use, especially those that can harm your brick. For example, acidic solutions can lead to chipping, so we’ll avoid these altogether.
Painting Your Brick House
We believe painted brick done well can be one of the most beautiful exterior options for a home. Lean on us to prepare your home for painting and get your project started.
Painting is a time-consuming and laborious task, especially when approaching a surface as complex as brick. We at the RazorClean Painters and we are here to do all the messy work so that it meets your standards as a homeowner. Our freshly painted homes look elegant and fresh, and a new coat of paint always adds a level of attraction to each facade.
The house painters at RazorClean Painters are all trained in each of these aspects and we take great pride on each and every painting job to ensure the prep is done right the first time! Every house is a little different so the process may vary slightly depending on what your home needs but here is the typical exterior house painting process when you hire us.
LEAVE THIS ONE TO THE PROFESSIONALS
As you can see, the exterior house painting process is long and tedious. This is something you shouldn’t try at home, leave it to the professional painting company, and leave it to RazorClean Painters. We’re one of the few painting companies who will take the time to do your job properly, see from our testimonials what other homeowners have said about our workmanship.