Things to consider before painting crumbling brick walls

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  Material choice for exterior walls of our homes in Chicago can vary; however most homeowners still prefer to build with red bricks. Until few years back, homeowners preferred the home exteriors in brick colors, but lately people are choosing to paint their brick homes to give it a refreshing look.
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  • 1. Fortune Restoration, Inc Things to consider before painting crumbling brick walls Material choice for exterior walls of our homes in Chicago can vary; however most homeowners still prefer to build with red bricks. Until few years back, homeowners preferred the home exteriors in brick colors, but lately people are choosing to paint their brick homes to give it a refreshing look. Before you get down to painting the house (inside or on the outside) you need to make a few preparations. Whether you want to paint the interior of the house or make alterations to the color of the exterior, there are few things that you ought to consider to ensure your paint job comes out looking wonderful. Painting contractors in Rogers Park and Painting contractors in Lincoln Park, render expert professionals for your paint job who are well versed with painting techniques. Here are a few preparations that painting contractors Lakeview suggest are necessary when you want to paint your brick walls. www.Fortunerestoration.com
  • 2. Repairing Mortar Fortune Restoration, Inc Brick repair Oak Park experts say, before painting it is important to scrap off all the lose mortar. If the bricks have been painted previously, you must also consider removing the lose paint chips. If the mortar has been damaged, they you must fix the mortar before proceeding to paint the bricks. www.Fortunerestoration.com fore ortune
  • 3. Cleaning and scrubbing Fortune ortune Restoration, Inc Like other surfaces that should not be painted before the old paint is scrubbed off completely; brick walls should not be painted before they are completely cleaned. Masonry contractors Park Ridge suggests that pressure washing is the best way to clean brick walls. But you need to ensure that too much pressure is not applied on t the bricks, this could damage the mortar. www.Fortunerestoration.com
  • 4. Fortune ortune Restoration, Inc Primer Brick repair Hinsdale contractors ensure they use masonry primer on the bricks after the bricks and clean and dry. Primer should be used use d both on the mortar and bricks. www.Fortunerestoration.com
  • 5. Fortune Restoration, Inc Paint Bricks are uneven; therefore most contractors recommend use of two coats of paint. Paint should be applied after the primer has dried up completely. When painting for the first time or when you are not confident about your skills, paint first on the least visible side of the house. If you think you can, continue with the other parts else hire a painting contractor for the job. www.Fortunerestoration.com ontractor ortune
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