How to Paint a Brick Wall?


There are so many kinds of walls that are easy coat with paints and there are some walls that are difficult to apply with. Most of the homeowners nowadays don’t like to apply the kind of walls that are difficult to paint, especially if you DIY project. One of the difficult painting jobs is like painting a brick wall. Painting brick is a questionable subject. For some reason people hate to cover up natural brick with paint, but let’s face the fact, if the brick surface is ugly, painting it will make it look a whole lot better. Most of the parts of our home with brick walls are the fireplaces.

What are the possible things we can do in order to color a brick wall properly? To those people who are brave enough to try it, here’s how:

  • The first thing to do is to prepare the brick. Go around the surface with some sandpaper to remove any loose bits of mortar. Scrape all any loose paint as well, especially if the wall has been painted before. You need to scrub it with soap and water. After you rinse it, let it dry and then vacuum I once more just to be sure you totally cleaned it.
  • Most of the paint manufacturers make primers and paint for just about every surface you can imagine, including brick, so it shouldn’t be hard to find the right product. Latex is commonly good for brick because brick is so porous, so that’s probably what they’ll recommend.You can use a roller or a large paintbrush, but if you use a roller you’ll want one with a fairly thick nap. You should also have a brush on hand to make sure you get all the grout painted.
  • After drying the primer, use a good quality acrylic latex paint for the topcoat. Plan to apply at least two coats, and possibly even more if the fireplace is used frequently. Latex paint needs a couple of weeks to fully cure and you don’t want to leave any marks or indentations.

If you think you cannot do it yourself, don’t dare to try it, call a service from the skilled Houston painters of Southern Painting that can definitely provide you the perfect painting result of your project.

To discuss what you want, get in touch with us at (713) 594-5862 or you can visit us online for more important and effective details you may need.

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