Painting exterior brick - what's realistic?
I have a little brick-sided bungalow. It's been painted white for quite some time.
The paint is flaking off, in some places in rather large chunks, revealing a more yellowed white paint beneath.
I would imagine that, although I could scrape or blast off most of the loose flakes, it would just continue to flake.
Someone who has done quite a bit of painting said that, if done properly (removing old paint, priming, painting etc), it would probably be just as cost effective to get vinyl siding on the house (windows and soffits are fine)
A neighbour in a similar situation just routinely scrapes off the loose stuff and repaints with exterior latex. This then (I'm guessing) would have to be done every few years.
Cost-wise, is it true that even if I do the work myself, I'd end up paying a huge sum just in paint materials? (Considering that siding is done only once)