Brick Painting & Limewashing Services
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Interior & exterior brick surfaces can be given new life and a fresh look by painting the face of the brick. Painted brick requires diligent prep work, the right products, and good technique for long lasting results. Due to bricks naturally porous material, specialized products are recommended and the quantity of paint required will exceed that of many other surfaces. If you are considering painting a brick surface on your home, leave it to the professionals at CertaPro Painters® to be sure you have a long lasting and beautiful end result.
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The Brick Painting Process
The process for painting brick can vary depending on the type of brick and the project requirements, but most projects follow a process similar to the one below:
Prep & Clean Brick
The first step is to make sure the brick is clean and clear of any dirt or grime. This is usually done with power washing equipment and steel brushes. Cracks and other issues are also repaired as part of the prep process.
A layer of primer is applied to the brick, this step helps make sure that the paint adheres to surfaces properly
Once the primer layer is dry a top layer of paint is applied to the brick, most projects require a few coats to get an even finish.
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Whitewashing & Limewashing For Brick Surfaces
Whitewashing and limewashing offer a popular and attractive look for brick surfaces. The process is similar, but not the same as painting brick. Whitewash is typically made from lime, but there are alternative products available that offer the same look using other materials. The product is applied to the brick lightly and then dabbed with a cloth. Whitewashed brick can vary in how much white is used, a CertaPro representative can discuss options and find the best look for your home in an initial estimate appointment.
- Semi-translucent white coat on brick surfaces
- Unique and attractive look for home exteriors and interior brick walls
- Varying levels of intensity
Popular Colors & Painted Brick Examples
See below for pictures of some popular color options of painted brick exteriors.
2 Tone Home with White Brick
Exterior brick painting project completed by CertaPro Painters of NE Wisconsin.
Frequently Asked Questions about Painting & Limewashing Brick
See below for some of the most commonly asked questions about brick painting and limewashing projects.
Q: What is painting and limewashing brick?
A: Painting and limewashing brick are methods used to change the appearance of brickwork. Painting involves applying a coat of paint over the surface of the brick, while limewashing involves using a solution of water and lime to create a thin, breathable coating over the brick.
Q: Why would I want to paint or limewash my brickwork?
A: There are several reasons why someone might choose to paint or limewash their brickwork. These include enhancing the appearance of the brick, protecting the brick from weather damage, and improving the energy efficiency of a building.
Q: What are the benefits of painting or limewashing brick?
A: Painting or limewashing your brickwork can provide several benefits, including protecting the brick from weather damage, preventing water infiltration, and improving the overall appearance of the brick.
Q: What is the difference between painting and limewashing brick?
A: The main difference between painting and limewashing brick is the materials used. Painting involves applying a coat of paint over the surface of the brick, while limewashing involves using a solution of water and lime to create a thin, breathable coating over the brick.
Q: How long does it take to paint or limewash brick?
A: The time it takes to paint or limewash brick can vary depending on the size of the area being worked on, the condition of the brick, and the weather conditions. Generally, painting or limewashing a small area of brick can be completed in a day, while larger projects may take several days or even weeks.
Q: How long will the paint or limewash last on my brickwork?
A: The longevity of the paint or limewash on your brickwork will depend on several factors, including the quality of the materials used, the condition of the brick, and the weather conditions. Generally, paint or limewash can last anywhere from five to fifteen years before it needs to be reapplied.
Q: Can I paint or limewash my brickwork myself, or should I hire a professional?
A: While it is possible to paint or limewash brickwork yourself, it is generally recommended to hire a professional. A professional will have the knowledge and experience to properly prepare the brickwork, apply the paint or limewash evenly, and ensure that the finished product is both aesthetically pleasing and durable.
More Information & Ideas For Brick Painting Projects
Below are a few articles from our blog on the topic of painting and limewashing brick exteriors. Click any of the links below to learn more.
PAINT LIFE BACK INTO YOUR HOME’S EXTERIOR, BRICK BY BRICK
Brick is a popular type of exterior material for homes. In fact, studies show that people are even willing to pay a premium price for homes built with the low-maintenance building material.
LIMEWASH VS WHITEWASH BRICK: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
In this article, we’ll discuss limewash vs. whitewash for brick homes and the benefits to each.
PAINTED BRICK MODERNIZED MY MASONRY
I really wanted a painted brick exterior. Having a house built in the late 1960s, it had been updated over the years inside, but like so many homes from that era, it was still behind the times outside