Brick homes are a common sight across Australia, and can sometimes look a little old fashioned compared to contemporary weatherboard or colorbond clad houses. But owning or buying a brick house doesn’t mean you’re stuck with a dated looking home; painted brick houses is a trend that’s becoming more and more popular, creating a beautiful, modern aspect that gives instant curb appeal.
Transform your home for less
A painted brick house exterior is a cost-effective way to freshen up your whole home, without having to re-clad, render or bag the brick to fit in with more modern exterior trends. Exterior colour schemes for brick houses aren’t limited to one or two traditional or standard colours either; while white-washed and lighter coloured walls are popular, you also have the opportunity to create even more impact with clever use of bold colours such as black and dark blue or grey.
A painted brick exterior is something that will add value to your home without a hefty price tag to achieve it, and the difference can be phenomenal with the right colour choice and surface preparation.
The key is in the prep
Cleaning, priming and sealing are all essential steps prior to painting your brick house, removing moisture which may have seeped into the exterior. and making the exterior coat more durable for many years. High quality primer and paint is crucial for getting the best results, and choosing a porous paint will allow the brick to breathe, increasing its longevity.
Brick exteriors that are damaged or chipped can be problematic for painting, which is why it’s a good idea to consult exterior painting specialists for advice on how to achieve your desired painted look without risking a disastrous DIY job, that may cost you more money in the long run to fix.
Painted brick house before and after
The best way to demonstrate how much impact a painted brick house can have over the original brick is with before and after shots. We had the pleasure of painting a beautiful Queenslander, and our clients were amazed at how this instantly added the wow factor to what was an already beautiful but slightly dated older home.
Painting the brick exterior of this beautiful Queenslander is a great example of how paint can restore and completely freshen up a dated home, creating real visual impact and curb appeal.
Want to freshen up your brick home?
Tackling a big job like painting a brick house can be a daunting prospect, given the preparation needed to get the best results. Talking to the experts can help you make the right choice that will help add a modern wow factor to your brick home.
Looking for painters in Brisbane? The Kraudelt Painting team are the experts in exterior painting and painted brick homes in Brisbane. We offer complimentary professional colour services to our clients to help them make the best paint choice to suit the exterior look. Contact us today for friendly, helpful and professional advice.