Exterior brick painting can improve your home’s appearance, boost its value and protect it from the unstable Edmonton weather.
Painting your exterior brick can be a bold move but the choice can pay off for you and your home’s overall value when you decide to sell. Whether you want to improve upon existing painted brick or you want to create a fresh, modern look in a new colour, brick painting has never been simpler.
Alongside the obvious aesthetic value that painting your brick house can provide, there are many other reasons to pull out the paintbrush, such as:
- Boost your curb appeal
- Increase your home’s value
- Protection from the elements
- Easy to maintain
4 Reasons To Paint Your Exterior Brick
Brick painting can be a complex process, so it’s important to hire people who know what they’re doing. On The Spot have over 20 years of painting experience, so we understand how to paint your brick house to give you long-lasting high quality results that not only look great, but protect your home too.
1. Boost Your Curb Appeal
Whether you like your home to look fresh and modern, or sleek and bold, there are options for you with brick paint or brick stain.
Your home says a lot about you, so it’s important that you’re happy with your brick exterior and the way your home looks to visitors, neighbours and potential future buyers.
2. Increase Your Home’s Value
When your home looks great, it automatically becomes more appealing to future potential buyers, increasing its overall value. Carefully choosing your colour palette can create a strong visual impact when you want to sell further down the line.
3. Protection From The Elements
Having layers of paint covering your brick house means that you have layers of protection from the wind, rain, snow and other external elements. Brick is a material that is prone to soaking in excess moisture, so it’s important that it remains protected to prevent future damage.
4. Easy To Maintain
Having a sleek paint film over your exterior brick makes maintaining your property so much easier. A simple power wash once or twice a year can ensure your home looks in top condition all year round.
Our Brick Painting Process
On The Spot Painting have over 20 years of experience, which has allowed us to perfect the ideal painting process to ensure a happy customer every time. If you’re not happy, we’re not happy so allow us to take care of your exterior brick paint job knowing that we’ll keep you involved every step of the way.
Every new paint project should start with a free consultation, so we will always come out and visit you to see the property for ourselves and discuss what you want before we do anything else.
It’s important to us to establish your wants and requirements, so we can use our professional opinion to make recommendations where necessary, to ensure that you’re receiving a service that you’re 100% happy with.
We will provide you with a free, no-obligation quote so you know what you’re expected to pay once the project is complete.
Priming & Preparation
Our next step is to prepare the surrounding area for the brick painting. This prep work usually involves removing or covering any nearby furniture, thoroughly cleaning the brick with a wire brush and effective cleaning solution to remove all dirt and mildew and then applying a latex primer, letting the primer dry completely before paint application.
Next, we start painting your exterior brick using high quality paints by applying the first coat. After that has fully dried and we’re happy with the results, we’ll often apply a second coat to ensure your brick has been coated effectively enough to protect the brick and create a great looking exterior for your home.
If your brick is in good condition, we may recommend a brick stain as opposed to a paint. Staining can have a long-lasting more durable effect as it soaks into the material as opposed to coating it. If you’re unsure which option is right for you, our experts at On The Spot Painting can help you decide the best materials for your project.
We’re not happy unless you’re happy, so it’s very important to us to do a final walkthrough with you personally so you can review the work that has been done. We will also make recommendations for making the most of your new painted brick and allow you to ask any follow-up questions before signing off on the project as complete.
FAQ’s For Exterior Brick Painting
Q. Is It A Good Idea To Paint Brick?
A. Although brick typically isn’t intended to be painted, there are some reasons why it’s a good idea to paint brick. Besides the obvious aesthetic reasons to improve the look of your home and its curb appeal, painting brick can help protect your home from precipitation and extreme weather changes too.
Q. What Kind of Paint Do You Use For Exterior Brick?
A. Elastodynamic and 100% acrylic latex paint are the most effective brick paint options for your brick exterior. At On The Spot Painting, our professional painters only use the best quality paint brands as we understand the importance of using a strong, breathable paint to help protect your brick home.
Painting your brick home is a permanent decision, so using the wrong paint can be detrimental. We will always discuss your options with you beforehand, so you can be sure that you’re getting what you want.
Q. What Are The Pros and Cons of Painted Brick?
A. Whilst there are many pros for choosing to paint your brick house, there are also some cons you should be aware of before hiring professional painters.
Some of the pros involve improving the aesthetic of your home, boosting your home’s curb appeal and value, greater protection from the elements and less maintenance and cleaning down the line.
However, painting brick is a permanent decision so you need to be aware of the implications beforehand. You can repaint your brick in different colours if you change your mind, but you won’t be able to go back to unpainted brick.
A fresh coat of paint, particularly if it’s a light colour, may draw attention to dirt and mildew more easily. This may mean that you need to power wash your home a couple of times a year to ensure it’s looking great all year round.
A third con to painting your exterior brick is the damage that may be caused if moisture is trapped in the brick before paint is applied. However, at On The Spot Painting, we have the experience and skills to understand the best conditions to paint in, and the appropriate primer to apply to prevent this from happening.
Q. How Long Does Paint on Brick Last?
A. A good quality paint job can last for around 15 – 20 years, if the weather conditions are good. Though typically, it’s recommended that you refresh your painted brick every few years, particularly if you’re exposed to the colder Edmonton winters.
Brick naturally deteriorates slightly over time, albeit only slightly. Damaged bricks, small cracks and fading paint may all contribute to maintenance needing to be done before that 15 year mark.
Q. How Much Does It Cost To Paint Brick?
A. The cost for painting your exterior brick will depend on various factors, such as the size of your home and the type of paint you choose. On The Spot Painting will come out and view your property in person to provide you with a free quote, so you can be aware of the cost up front before moving forward. Contact Us today to enquire.