COMMUNITY FORUM

tglanert

06:45AM | 04/14/03
Member Since: 04/13/03
5 lifetime posts
Bvbrush
Our houses previous owner painter the chimney outside with black paint. Besides the fact that it looks bad, they only painted it black about halfway up, the rest of the way up it is the original unpainted orange brick. Does anyone know if there is any type of paint sold in brick colors that we could use to paint over the black portion?

Thanks!

Lawrence

03:48PM | 04/14/03
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
I would strip the paint with a chemical stripper to expose the brick instead of trying to paint it brick red. You will not replicate the color variations of brick with paint. Also, because you will be doing it outdoors, the airborne hazards of chemical stripper are reduced.

The brand of paint will not matter much. All exterior paints can be custom-colored. Because brick varies in color so widely, you will need to get a custom-color, anyway.

Click_to_reply_button
  • People_also_asked_iconWallpaper Removal I just purchased a 27 year old house that has t...
    5 REPLIES
  • People_also_asked_iconchimney I have a brick chimney where 1/4 inch pieces of...
    1 REPLY
  • People_also_asked_iconPaint Removal I want to remove paint from a fake copper firep...
    1 REPLY
  • People_also_asked_iconPainted brick hearth I have a living room fireplace with a brick hea...
    0 REPLIES
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Melt a rainbow of crayons with a hairdryer for a funky and fun pumpkin. Beforehand, try painting the pumpkin in a bright c... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1