Updating brick exterior
This quality allows brick walls to breathe, expelling moisture as your home goes through heavy rainstorms or wintry freeze-thaw cycles.Painting, unless it is meticulously done with high quality, vapor permeable, masonry paint, tends to trap the dampness and cause your bricks to crumble, often within as short a period as 5 to 10 years.We’ve barely gotten started on things, so it might be a bit slow, but I wanted to share the Before pics with you so you can see what we are working with.It has really good bones and will be a great house.
It’s in dire need of being introduced to the 21st century and that’s where I came in.
Also, keep in mind that brick seems to soak up some of the pigment in the paint, so often the color on the house looks lighter than the color on the paint chip.
Another reason to actually paint a section of the actual bricks with the colors you are considering.
I’ve got a fun project I’m helping with and want to share it with y’all today! One of my friends from my church and fellow choir member, Andrea, has lived in this 1950’s brick ranch house off the Marietta square for 14 years.
She bought it from her mother and has never made it her own.