Is It Possible To Paint Brick

Dated: 11/14/2019

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Painting brick is an extremely doable project when you keep in mind these pointers. You need to plan carefully and do your research first, according to Sherwin-Williams


  • avoid painting new and porous brick, wait at least 1 year so the surface will have time to weather and the alkali and efflorescence can leach out of the brick. 

  • it is not recommended to paint the inside of a masonry fireplace because it could become a fire hazard.

  • Damaged Brick or previously painted brick needs some prep work before painting it. Removal of old paint is recommended and any damaged masonry needs to be repointed with fresh mortar. 

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Karin Waterschoot-Perez

Executive Vice President of Sales Experienced Realtor, Karin Waterschoot-Perez, currently serves buyers and sellers located in and around Franklin County. With over 15 years of experience in the re....

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