Paint A Brick House Exterior
Painting a brick house exterior can be a time consuming job, but the results are often worth the effort. Here are the instructions to painting a brick house exterior. The first step it to clean the bricks with water. Use a pressure washer that can give around 1500 to 2000 PSI. Spray the water from top to bottom and left to right. Before you start painting the walls, you will need to cover things that you do not wish to paint. Cover the windows and doors with old newspapers or plastic sheets. Secure them with a painter’s tape, which is easier to remove in the end. Cover electrical outlets and fixtures with plastic sheets. After securing the doors and windows, check for any cracks in the brick wall. You will need to clean those cracks. Use a scraper to remove the dirt stuck in them. For a filler, use 100% acrylic caulk. Use a caulk gun to fill the gaps and cracks. Let the filling dry completely before applying a primer. Before painting the wall with your favorite color, it is necessary to give it a wash of primer.
Let the primer dry completely before painting the brick house exterior walls. Apply the chosen paint with a paint sprayer, a roller, or a paint brush. While painting the wall, choose a direction of progress. Overlap the already painted areas as you move from one side to another while painting. A paint brush works great to fill the small areas with precision. Dip the brush in the paint, remove the excess paint from the brush, and paint the tricky areas like window borders with its tip. Let the paint dry completely.