What to Consider Before Painting Outside Brick
Now that you have an idea of the positives and negatives of painting exterior brick, you’ll want to consider these points before hiring a professional or doing the work yourself.
- How old is the brick? It’s critical to let the brick dry and weather before painting over it. Give exterior brick at least a year. Or else, you’ll have to start from scratch by buying good bricks. If you’re not sure where to look for bricks, talk to a block machine supplier. They may be able to point you in the right direction.
- The brick must be cleaned and fully dry before applying primer or sealer. Expert brick painters will allow for a minimum of 24 hours of drying time after cleaning.
- Address any cracks or other issues with the brick before painting. It can be enticing to paint over it but can lead to more significant problems in the long run.
- Be prepared that you may need to repaint the brick in three to five years as per the recommendations of the Brick Industry Association.
Hire Advanced Painting Service for Your Exterior Painting Services
Ready to paint the exterior brick of your home or commercial building in the Fort Worth/Mid-Cities area including North Richland Hills, Colleyville, Southlake and Grapevine? Contact us to get a quote on our professional exterior painting services.