Painting Painted Brick

larrylwillJune 15, 2013

I have a 1964 brick house that one of the previous owners painted white. The paint seems to be some king of rubberized paint. It is not pealing. I would like to clean it and repaint it with 2 colors, one color up to about 3 ft and a different color the rest of the way. I will most likely make some kind of transition between the colors. What kind of paint should I use?

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

The "best" 100% acrylic latex you can afford. The higher the titanium dioxide content the better.

Best, meaning expensive

Meaning buying from a real paint store not the big box places

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 5:54AM
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A careful pressure washing should remove surface dirt and give the new paint something to stay attached to.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 9:06AM
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and post pics when done!!

best of luck.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 8:33AM
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Thank you It will be a while.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 12:04PM
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I recommend an adhesion test before painting that "rubberized" paint. That could be an elastomeric coating that might not let the newest coat stick very well.
Paint a patch on an inconspicuous spot, 2 coats properly applied. Wait at least 2 weeks for it to cure. Then stick some masking tape in the patch and rip it off quickly. Any pull-off of the patch should be a red flag.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 10:14PM
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thank you

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 6:25PM
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