and the back after we have added the patio and done some tree removal ( door to nowhere soon to be removed )
and After :
Next up: Painting the Porch, The porch rail, adding a shutter, and new exterior light fixtures!
Now for the FAQ:
1.) What colors did you use? These are Benjamin Moore Colors " Titanium" and " Briarwood". I had a designer choose the colors so that I didn't mess up. Totally worth it because she did a good job! And because she was able to choose colors that worked with my existing roof color, and advise on what parts of the trim/doors etc should be painted what color.
2.) What Kind of paint did you use? The brand was Sherwin Williams Luxor which is a paint made for brick. First was 1 coat of primer and then 1 coat of paint. Coverage was excellent. Initially he attempted just 2 coats of paint/no primer but the brick was drinking up the paint too fast. So I would recommend a coat of primer and a coat of paint for anyone looking to paint brick. The finish was satin on both trim and brick paint.
3.) What all did he do? ... Basic Steps :
- Pressure wash the whole house ( wait 3 days for that to dry)
- Repair any wood trim/ caulk where needed.
- Paint trim
- Prime and paint brick
- touch up trim work
No. The paint has a lifetime warranty and was done well. I think that was more of a problem in the past when painted brick was not properly, But even if I had to re-paint the whole house in 30 years, it was still well worth it :)