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Painted brick facades for instant curb appeal

Painted brick facades for instant curb appeal

If you watch those American reno shows you’ll notice that they are a big fan of painting an old tired brick facade. It’s actually a really great way to bring an ugly, boring home back to life. I’ve also seen a few painted brick homes popping up around Wagga lately. It’s an inexpensive and pretty easy DIY project if you’re renovating and just want to give an old facade a new facelift without adding mega bucks to the project.

Come and check out these photos for some inspiration…

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TIPS on painting your brick facade

  • Painting your brick can add instant curb appeal. If you have a yucky brown or orange brick you can modernise your home with colours like grey, charcoal or white.
  • Consider the existing trims already. If you’re not changing roof colour or window frames you need to choose a colour which matches what’s already there.
  • Even though this can be a DIY project you need research how to successfully do this without risking the paint peeling down the track. You’ll need to start with a super clean surface and everything you’re not painting needs to be masked up.
  • If it’s a really big area you can spray paint instead of manually rolling.
  • You can even paint interior brick walls too!
  • If you’re adding an extension to your home a good way to integrate that is to paint existing bricks and use a weatherboard for new addition painted in the same colour.
  • Much cheaper than rendering!
  • You can get this done in a weekend if you’ve prepped everything first.

Christmas holiday project anyone? โ™ฅ KC.


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  1. Al Szymkow

    29 November

    Painted mine, best thing I did (they were orange)

    • Katrina Chambers

      29 November

      Bet it made a huge impact! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Al Szymkow

      29 November

      Katrina Chambers so much better, but it took hubby a few days to even notice!

  2. Alannah Baldwin

    29 November

    Now we are talkin great read!! Alex Baldwin

  3. Karen Inall

    29 November

    We painted an old red brick home and it looked amazing after!

  4. Megan Harris

    29 November

    Bek Espie you could do this to your house. Just another project would look amazing though!

    • Bek Espie

      29 November

      Already spoken to matt about it I would love too…. just another job

    • Megan Harris

      29 November

      and painting would be cheaper than rendering and have the same effect

    • Bek Espie

      29 November

      Lucky only half the house the brick. Easy for Matt Harris to spray

    • Megan Harris

      29 November

      super easy

  5. Vaughan Sedgewick. See we knew what we were doing!!

  6. Vaughan Sedgewick

    29 November

    Just need to finish it off….Does look good though!

  7. Cheryl Kennedy

    29 November

    Best thing we ever did too !! Such a difference

  8. Grondwerken

    30 November

    Amazing thought and super easy way of renovation. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Lizzie Willis

    1 December

    Love the big house at the top Stanley St in Wagga thats done this! You should check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. aussiebushgirl

    1 February

    Hi Katrina. The top photo of the renovated property by Whiting Architects – would you happen to know what colours were used on the exterior? Thanks heaps, Heather

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