Discover the Difference: Our Signature Approach to Painting Brick Exteriors in West Chester

Have you been told that painting brick isn’t a good idea because the paint doesn’t stick? In reality, when the paint blisters, flakes, or pops off a brick exterior, it’s almost always because the surface wasn't prepped correctly or the wrong product was applied.

Whether brick, wood, aluminum or vinyl siding, proper surface preparation is essential along with applying the correct paint product. Let's set the record straight about painting brick houses.

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Painting Brick Exteriors the Right Way

365 Renovations owner, Jim Dorff, has worked in the coating industry for over 30 years. He understands the nature of brick masonry and the technology behind choosing the correct products to paint it for beautiful, lasting results.

Brick is porous. Therefore, moisture from rain and humidity pushes into and through the brick material. It runs down to the bottom of the house and drains out through weep holes. This process helps to protect the brick and the paint finish.

Problems arise when the sun heats the brick and pulls the moisture out through evaporation, popping off the paint finish. But don't worry. 365 Renovations offers an exceptional and proven solution.

  1. Meticulous Surface Preparation
    We use specialized tools and equipment to clean, dry, and prep the brickwork to the highest standards prior to painting. It must be free of dirt, loose and excess mortar, mildew, and other contaminates.
  2. Specialty Sealant Application
    First, it is vital to seal the brick to protect it from moisture problems while still allowing it to breathe. We use a green product that is certified for low chemical emissions. This specifically engineered product penetrates and seals the brick and bonds light chalk to the surface.
  3. Two Coats of Our Masonry Engineered Finish
    Second, we apply two coats of a high performance masonry finish designed for painting brick exteriors. It is self-cleaning, weather-resistant, and inhibits the growth of mildew. The paint is a flat sheen for a non-reflective appearance that helps hide surface imperfections.

Review our complete 20-step exterior painting process.

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How Painting Brick Exteriors Solves Issues Like Fading, Cracks, and Mildew

Brick exteriors are vulnerable over time to a variety of problems - from efflorescence deposits to extensive fading and cracking. Efflorescence appears as white powdery remnants of salt deposits leeching through exterior brickwork - both unsightly and potentially damaging long-term. Bright vivid red or burnt orange hues of brick inevitably surrender to years of sun exposure and weathering.

Fading alters curb appeal drastically. Meanwhile, cracks spread through mortar or the blocks themselves, providing channels for water to infiltrate and accelerate deterioration. The porous surface is then prone to moisture which can cause stubborn mildew.

Experienced exterior painting offers solutions to all these troubles with aging brick siding. A quality masonry paint seals the surface to protect against future salt buildup. Beautiful brick paint color schemes cover up fading issues, and your home gets a dramatic color update in the process. Exterior painting, done the right way, provides vital prevention against brick decay.

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Paint Your Brick Home with Confidence

Why paint? Some brick homes appear old-fashioned or outdated and are harder to sell. Reds and oranges fade, and even yellow, and moisture damage sets in after years of enduring the Cincinnati weather. Exterior painting reduces fading and moisture damage, upgrades curb appeal, and adds a mighty layer of protection from the elements. As an alternative, you may prefer limewash brick exterior painting. We're happy to help you with external brick paint color ideas.

Understand that it is permanent. You can't effectively remove paint from brick. But you can change exterior paint colors as you like and pressure wash as needed to keep the brick clean and well-maintained.

Take a look at our customer reviews and find more painting tips on our blog! Learn how painting brick, when done correctly, helps reduce deterioration, keeps your home's exterior cleaner, and transforms the look of your home.

Get in touch with 365 Restoration to schedule a free painting estimate today!

Brick Exterior Painters Near You

Service Area: Located in West Chester Township, our painters also serve homeowners and businesses in Amberley Village, Anderson, Avondale, Blue Ash, Cleves, Clifton, Colerain, Delhi, East Walnut Hills, Fairfield, Finneytown, Forest Park, Hamilton, Harrison, Hyde Park, Indian Hill, Kenwood, Lebanon, Liberty Twp, Loveland, Madeira, Maineville, Mariemont, Mason, Milford, Montgomery, Mt. Adams, Mt. Healthy, Mt. Lookout, North Avondale, Ross, Springboro, Springdale, Symmes Twp, West Chester Township, and Wyoming.