Brick Painting in North Atlanta

Painting the brick exterior itself, or the siding and trim to compliment the brick, increases your home's curb appeal and adds value. It can also make your home look gorgeous, which means you'll feel proud to roll up to it at the end of any long, hard day!

Many people don't know they can paint the actual brick. In truth, there are considerations you must take into account. Let's review some of them.

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Brick Painting FAQs

Is painting a brick house a good idea?

We're big fans of painting brick exteriors, but it's an important decision. Because you're changing a significant element of your home's appearance.

As an advantage, exterior brick paint can help cover up discoloration and uneven bricklaying. Multiple coats offer insulating benefits to reduce energy costs and help seal out damaging moisture. Painting brick also enhances the existing architectural features of your home. And painted brick is easier to keep clean.

However, paint won't cover damage to the brick itself. In addition, brick is a low-maintenance feature on your house; whereas, exterior paint needs more upkeep.

If you use the right kind of exterior paint, thorough preparation, and the correct process, brick painting can give your home a beautiful, timeless appeal.

So you can paint directly over the brick exterior?

Yes! But brick paint is permanent. It cannot be removed. It's a great solution for homeowners who don't like the color of the brick or feel it is boring and outdated.

If you're not sure, natural brick looks gorgeous with the right exterior paint colors on the trim, siding, and soffits. You could also add shutters to perk up your home's style. Get in touch with Mark at Kimberly Painting for a free assessment and some exterior painting guidance. Also learn how to compare painting estimates to get the best value.

What kind of paint do you use on a brick house?

For brick painting, we recommend Sherwin-Williams masonry coating scientifically developed specifically for exterior brick.

Another amazing option is Romabio Classico Limewash. This paint was formulated especially for brick surfaces using a slaked-lime slurry that forms a gorgeous finish. It's made in Italy using Dolomite lime, a combination of modern technology and 2,000-year-old techniques.

How long does paint last if you paint a brick house?

The average lifespan of regular paint over brick is five to seven years, but it really depends on the weather and also how often you perform maintenance such as pressure washing. Limewash, on the other hand, can literally last decades before you need to give it a refresh.

Exterior Brick Painting Considerations

  1. Brick is porous. That means it holds on to dirt and debris far more than traditional siding.
  2. It also means that most exterior paints will struggle to bond to brick. If you use traditional paint, it will tend to bubble and peel very quickly. Only use paint formulated for brick.
  3. You should clean your home's brick exterior and trim at least once a year to protect it from Atlanta weather and keep the color vibrant. Also be sure to clean and maintain your gutter system.

In addition, you should only consider brick painting when the brickwork is in good condition. We will make light repairs as part of our painting process, but we're not bricklayers. We'll assess and itemize repairs on your written estimate.

Exterior Brick and Paint Color Combinations

Brick painting colors are usually most successful in neutral shades. These are our favorite exterior brick and paint color ideas.

White or Off White is beautiful with grays and blacks for the roof, siding, and trim giving your home a monochromatic color scheme.

Beige or Bronze exterior brick looks stunning with brown or clay-colored roofs. Use a rich brown for the trim.

Gray is sleek and classy on natural brick. Pair it with crisp white trim.

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Limewash Brick Exterior Painting

Limewash is more expensive, but lasts for decades. The manufacturer warranties it for 20 years when applied properly. Ideal for unpainted, absorbent brick, stone or other masonry surfaces, lime wash brick painting offers unparalleled beauty and a classic finish. It does not bubble or peel and can withstand annual washings with ease. 

  • It's natural, permeable, and breathable.
  • It bonds directly to the brick.
  • Limewash becomes rock-hard when it dries.
  • Limewash allows you to retain the textured look of brick.

We recommend limewash because it offers a classic look with timeless appeal. It's also environmentally friendly and cost-effective. It's even UV fade-resistant and typically dries within an hour of application.

Beautify Your Brick Home with Paint

Ready to transform your North Atlanta house? Schedule your free consultation for exterior brick painting! We'll go over your color options and answer any questions you might have. Request your quote today!

Why Choose Kimberly Painting?

With over 20 years of experience painting Atlanta homes, we bring skill, efficiency, and care to every job.

  • Better Business Bureau Accredited A+ Rating
  • Attention to detail and cleanliness
  • Top rated for communication and punctuality
  • Liability insurance protection
  • Competitive pricing with zero hidden fees

 

Areas Served

Kimberly Painting is located at 23 Ferry Landing Ln NW, Buckhead, GA 30305. Our painters work near you in Atlanta suburbs located inside and along the I-285 perimeter, between I-75, I-85, and GA-400 highways. Cities include Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Cumming, Druid Hills, Duluth, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, North Druid Hills, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, and Vinings. Business hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm.