What a difference a coat of paint makes… right?! There is no easier or faster way to update the look of your home exterior brick than by giving it a fresh coat of paint; it will give your house the ultimate curb appeal. Furthermore, we spruced up the front entrance to make it more inviting by adding a portico. To pick the perfect color scheme for this home exterior, we went through many test pots, aka paint samples. We painted the different color options on boards to finally choose just the right color combo:
- Brick: Ben Moore #1550, Cumulus Cloud
- Trim: Ben Moore OC-17, White Dove
- Shutter: Ben Moore HC-178 Charcoal Slate
All colors matched the existing pale gray siding that is located on the sides and back of the house.
How do you paint brick?
Step 1: Make sure that the brick is cleaned thoroughly. The best way to do this is by having it professionally power washed. Additionally, confirm that the chemicals your power washer uses are eco-friendly so that they do not kill your lawn or shrubbery.
Note: All brick must be completely dry before the painting process can begin.
Step 2: Apply one coat of primer that is suitable to use on bricks. Primer helps to fill the porous surface of the brick so that your paint will go on more smoothly.
Step 3: Apply two coats of paint to sufficiently cover the brick.
At Kelley Astore Interiors, we can provide custom coloring and labor for the exterior painting of your home to make your house look beautiful!