What color should we paint our exterior brick??

dstalJuly 3, 2011

We just bought this house as a foreclosure and are desparate for suggestions!!

The white vinyl needs to stay. Need a color for the brick, shutters, front door, and garage door.

Open to ANY suggestions for curb appeal. Should we also paint the surrounding brick flower beds?

Thank you!!!

Exterior pictures are at the bottom

https://picasaweb.google.com/118024503678572515030/LongCrescent?authkey=Gv1sRgCPb2rYzP1rvU5QE#

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ionized_gw

Paint brick. why?

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 1:18AM
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badgergrrl

You know they make paint for vinyl siding, right?

There are very, very few circumstances where painting brick is a good idea. This is not one of them.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 2:15PM
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robinst

Painting the siding a darker taupe (no pink undertones) would look good with your existing brick. It is a more contemporary look and may look better without shutters.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 9:26PM
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lynxe

"We just bought this house as a foreclosure and are desparate for suggestions!!"

My suggestion is to live with the house for a while before making extensive, expensive, and/or permanent/semipermanent changes.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 11:26AM
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ionized_gw

To me, shutters look dumb when they can't possibly cover the windows that they flank. Painting brick will be turning a low- maintenance exterior surface into a relatively high high-maintenance surface. That is not what I would be wishing for on my house.

Apart than the shutters, it is nice-looking house from the street. I would not mess with it for a while. The interior shots make it look like some nice spaces too. If I owned it, I would be jumping around like your girls are.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 2:14PM
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sneezye

The house looks great! Please don't paint the brick. If you want to paint something, paint the siding.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 12:29AM
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graywings123

I agree with lynxe. Don't do anything with the exterior for now.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 9:00AM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

I would take the stupid shutters off and leave well enough alone, you have enough yard work to keep you busy for a year or two. DO NOT paint the brick!!!!!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 5:49AM
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ionized_gw

Wow, consensus on the main question in a post! That is remarkable. It is so ironic that the OP has disappeared.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 9:21PM
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tomkinley

I also agree with lynxe. But I would like the natural brick better.

Here is a link that might be useful: Toronto Bathroom Renovations

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 8:15AM
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