Is your brickwork looking a bit dull and lifeless?
Kraudelt Painting offers an excellent solution to refresh and modernize the appearance of your brickwork with a low-maintenance paint finish.
Whether your home is built of brick or has a substantial amount of brickwork below the sidings, painting your brickwork can be an affordable and effective way to improve the look of your outdoor space.
Options for painting a home’s brickwork
Walls built using common clay bricks are often painted after rendering or cladding. But it's worth noting that some bricks are beautiful in their natural form and do not require painting.
Face-brick walls, for example, are textured and have a unique appearance. They are manufactured in various colours and finishes, and the brick manufacturers typically intend for them to be left as they are. However, if you buy a house with textured face-brick walls and want to change the appearance, painting them is a great option.
If you are unsure whether your brickwork is suitable for painting, it is best to consult us for expert advice.
Benefits of painting your brickwork
Painting your brickwork offers many benefits, making it a popular choice for homeowners who want to refresh and update the exterior of their property.
Here are some of the benefits of painting your brickwork:
- Enhance the appearance of your property: Painting your brickwork can transform your home and make it look modern and fresh. You can choose from various colours to create a unique look that matches your style and preferences.
- Increase kerb appeal: A freshly painted exterior can make your home more attractive to potential buyers or tenants, helping you increase your property's value.
- Low maintenance: Painted brick is less susceptible to damage from weather, and it is much easier to clean.
Rendering your brickwork
We recommend that you use a professional rendering company to undertake rendering your home’s brickwork. They have the right tools and thorough knowledge of the correct mortar mix to use. They also know the best time to apply a render for it to cure properly for best results.
It isn't a difficult process, but it is important for the cement, sand, lime, and water mix to be prepared in the right ratios and mixed to the right consistency. The render (or plaster) should not be thicker than 15mm unless applied in layers. A professional will also provide an even and smooth finish.
Benefits of rendering your brickwork before painting
Rendering your brickwork before painting can bring several benefits such as:
- Protection from damage: Rendering brickwork before painting creates a protective layer on the surface of the brick. This layer helps to shield the brick from damage caused by exposure to harsh weather conditions, such as rain, hail, and wind. It can also protect against potential damage caused by plant growth, insects, or other external factors.
- Longer lifespan: Render, if applied correctly, can help keep moisture out and extend the lifespan of the bricks.
- Flexibility to change texture or style: Rendering allows you to change the texture or style of your brickwork. The render can be applied in various ways to create different textures, such as smooth, stippled, or uneven finishes. This allows you to update the look of your brickwork to suit your changing tastes or needs.
- Improved insulation: Rendering brickwork can improve the insulation of your property by adding an extra layer of protection. The render helps regulate temperature and prevent heat from escaping, reducing energy bills and making your home more comfortable. Improved insulation is especially important in areas with extreme temperatures, as it can help to keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Painting over rendered surfaces
You can use any good quality exterior paint over rendered surfaces. TheKraudelt Painting teamprefers to wait until the render has cured, which takes about 28 days to ensure that any efflorescence caused by soluble salts in the mortar mix disappears.
Efflorescence looks like a chalky powder on the surface and can be brushed off. However, it is perfectly normal, and commonly occurs when clay bricks are used to build walls. Paint will seal the surface, but if the newly rendered surface is painted too soon, while there is still moisture in the mortar, it can affect the paint finish.
Bag and paint brick finishes
Kraudelt Painting offers an alternative option to painting your brickwork. It involves bagging with thick, high-quality proprietary paint for those looking for a deliberately uneven Moroccan finish. This method is perfect for neat, well-finished brickwork or over-face brick walls.
Any gaps in mortar joints between the bricks can be filled with either mortar or filler compound by an artisan to ensure you get the finish you want on your wall, or you can render the brick wall first.
If your brickwork is sound, our team cleans and seals it before applying two coats of paint using a very thick paint that must be applied by an accredited painter using a special mitt. Our trained painters have full accreditation to complete the bagging and painting process.
Contact Kraudelt Painting for a quotation today
If you're considering painting your brickwork, our experienced team will give your brickwork a beautiful, long-lasting finish that will transform your home's exterior. Contact us today for a fast, fixed-price quotation.
With years of experience, a proven track record, and a commitment to customer service, Kraudelt Painting in Brisbane is the house painting company you can rely on.