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.

Holiday project anyone? ♥ KC.

18 comments

  • Al Szymkow

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

    • Al Szymkow

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

  • Karen Inall

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

  • Megan Harris

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

    • Bek Espie

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

    • Megan Harris

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

    • Bek Espie

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

  • Cheryl Kennedy

    Best thing we ever did too !! Such a difference

  • Grondwerken

    Amazing thought and super easy way of renovation. 🙂

  • Lizzie Willis

    Love the big house at the top Stanley St in Wagga thats done this! You should check it out 🙂

    • Katrina (author)

      I’ll have a to check it out!

  • aussiebushgirl

    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

    • Katrina (author)

      I’m not sure sorry!

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