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Interior Design Tips: To Paint Your Bricks, Or Not To Paint Your Brick

Choosing To Keep Your Bricks Unpainted Or Painted

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There isn’t a right or wrong answer to this question, but it really boils down to this question: do you like the exposed brick, or not? We find that people looking for a quick and affordable way to update their space will opt for a fresh coat of paint. A fresh coat of paint on your brick wall will leave your home feeling more contemporary.

 

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How To Paint Brick Walls Like A Professional

 

Painting brick can be seen as an interior design faux pas, but if you do it right, it can look great! Before picking up your paintbrush, make sure your bricks are all spick and span so that the paint can properly adhere to your bricks.  If you don’t know how to clean your brick, reference this fabulous "how to" blog.  Since brick is porous and very textured, you will want to make sure your paintbrushes are able to handle the task. You will also want to ensure that you select a mortar-specific primer. Two good rules of thumb are: add more than one coat of primer and make sure your paint color is not matte, but semi-gloss.

 

Adding Faux Brick To Your Walls

If you love exposed brick walls, but live in a home that does not have any brick walls, or you have a limited budget, then adding faux brick to your home may be your solution! There are some really great resources out there that are available and luckily websites like Zillow and Houzz can provide you customer testimonials, and inspiration photos. There are some great manufacturers out there that produce beautiful brick tiles, or even wallpaper!

 

The Big Question - Are We Painting Our Brick Wall At The Serving Up Style Event, Or Not?

We encourage you to let us know if you think we are going to paint our brick wall!

Have you purchased your tickets for the Fall Portland Home & Garden Show’s Serving Up Style? If you haven’t, you should, but make sure to use this discount for your entrance fee.