BEFORE AND AFTER: A LESSON IN HOW TO PAINT BRICK EXTERIOR

A fresh paint job can be an easy and cost effective way to modernise an old brick home. 

While certain shades of brick can put an unappealing timestamp on your home, a lick of paint can take it from retro to contemporary chic. Want to do your own brick house paint job? Let former The Block winner Shannon Vos guide you through the steps.

1. Choose your paint

When it comes to paint selection, you’ll need to carefully select the type of paint for the job, then, your preferred colour.

Which paint is right for a brick exterior?

You need specific types of paint when painting a home’s exterior. Firstly, you’ll need a primer. For this job, Shannon used Taubmans 3-in-1 Prep sealer, primer and undercoat to prepare the surface. For the topcoat, you’ll need a paint that can survive weather extremes. Shannon used Taubmans All Weather paint, which is water resistant and won’t crack or flake in the sun. When you buy your paint, to ensure you’re getting the right type and amount for your job, it’s always easiest to chat to the paint experts in store.

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