So, you’re living in a beautiful brick home in Collin County, TX.
Either you’ve been living there for years or have just moved to one of our great cities of Wylie, Plano, McKinney — among others.
One day, however, you decide that brick exterior could use a change or color refresh, but your first thought is: “can I paint the brick on the outside of my home?”
If this situation sounds familiar to you, you’re definitely not alone in wondering if painting exterior brick is possible.
As you’ll find out below, painting brick is indeed possible but does come with some very important caveats before you start prepping your local paint crew.
As you’ll see from these incredible brick house painting examples, it’s not only possible to paint a brick house, but the results can be way above any expectations you may have.
As a locally owned residential painting contractor here in Collin County, we’ve done our fair share of exterior house painting projects on brick homes. These projects have ranged from dramatic changes to subtle variants on an existing brick color.
Whichever direction you’d like to go with your home’s exterior brick color, we can assure you that it will work out nicely — as long as you cover all the important aspects that come along with it.
Check out this article for more details about the pros and cons of painting a brick home, but the first major item in the “con” list of painting a brick house is that there is no easy “undo” button.
Essentially once you’ve painted the brick, going back to the original surface is next to impossible.
Outside of that important drawback, though, the pros of painting your brick home are what you would find with painting any other kind of home: improved curb appeal, updating a dated exterior aesthetic and most importantly achieving your desired look you want for your home.
Painting brick can be a painstaking process.
While all painting projects require prep work, brick house painting projects require much, much more upfront work to ensure it will turn out correctly.
From cleaning and repairing the brick, to picking out the correct paint to ensure it will let your brick breathe correctly, this kind of painting project you’ll want to leave it to the pros. (Check out this Bob Vila article for more brick painting process details).
As mentioned above, once you start painting your brick home going back is almost always not an option, so make sure you hire the right exterior painting crew that has the experience and foresight to make certain your project goes smoothly.
As always, if you have any questions about painting your brick home in McKinney or anywhere else in north Texas or any other house painting questions feel free to let us know in the comments below or message us on Facebook.