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youngman

07:24PM | 05/20/03
Member Since: 05/18/03
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My wife and I are building a new home and love the painted brick look. However, we are concerned that painted brick will require a lot of maintenance over the next 30 years we plan to live there. Any reason why we should not consider painting our brick exterior?

5slb6

01:28AM | 05/21/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would say if you like the look go for it.
From what I have ssen in my 25+ years in the paint business is that brick holds paint very well and has less maintenance than other surfaces as it rarely peels.
The key is to use paintable brick so you do not have a bleed through from the coloring in the brick and to check with the paint supplier on what system they reccomend for painting new brick.
Good luck on your new home.
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