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10:20AM | 04/22/03
Member Since: 04/21/03
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I am a new first-time homeowner and have bought a 1940's brick house (with Aluminum Siding). The siding only covers the front of the house, however, I'm not crazy over siding, which was previously paint (pea-green!) and has stained the brick from years of exposure. I'm thinking that I'd like to paint the entire house white to make the siding less noticeable and cover the stain on the bricks in the front. I've been told that this is a bad idea, but was hoping to solicit opinions of it from this message board before making a final decision!


01:35AM | 04/23/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I say in situation like this go for it as it will improve the looks of your house. Painted brick holds paint very well and does not have to painted as often as as wood siding.
You will need to wash the brick to remove dirt and mildew and Jomax would be great for this. If you have any loose mortar jonts they should be pointed up before you paint.Then you will need to prime the brick with an alkyd masonary primer to stop clay staining from bleeding through, Duron Paints has on called Dura-Crete High Build Solvent Born Water proof Coating #1642x series and then apply a coat of Duron Weathershield flat or satin house paint.
Enjoy the new look of oyur house.


07:39AM | 04/25/03
Member Since: 04/24/03
5 lifetime posts
There is also a product called Gripper which is a very good stainblocker that adheres to all types of masonry and siding as well as slick surfaces. You can put any type of topcoat over it I would recommend Evermore.
Both are available at your nearest home depot and it wont cost you an arm and a leg.


04:06PM | 04/25/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
The gripper primer is good primer but you need to use a product designed for brick as the minerals in brick can easily bleed through regular primers and I know this from personal experience. You should go to your local paint store and see what they recomend for painting brick.

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