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sealing a painted brick house

Posted by jewl (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 5, 08 at 16:50

We have a brick house that has been painted white, the top layer of the paint has came off and it was power washed to get rid of the rest of the flaking paint. We would like to keep this look. Is there a product out there that would seal it without changing the look it has now? Or any suggestions on how to do this? Thank you!


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RE: sealing a painted brick house

You probably should get rid of all that paint - it was obviously either not the right kind of paint for the brick, or else the brick wasn't washed prior to painting. You're only going to run into more trouble and sealing it in will cause worse trouble in future.

RE: sealing a painted brick house

I love the look of partially white-washed brick and in the past have tried to figure out how to replicate it on my house. Lucky you, to actually have it!

I'll bet if you just leave the brick alone the whitewashed look will last a long time. Sealing it might make the white areas turn yellow, and it's hard to imagine a sealant that would work well on painted areas AND brick.

Scrape of the worst of the flakes, and then sit back and enjoy.

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