Painting a red brick ranch house can be a time and it is cumbersome work, so many experts recommend leaving only bricks instead of painting them. The bricks are porous, which means they absorb the paint, making it difficult to cover thoroughly and evenly. Also, once painted, it is extremely difficult to remove the brick paint. However, if you are determined to paint, you can do with a lot of priming and patience. Follow the following tips to make sure your red brick house is painted correctly.
The tape and the newspaper 1 Use of painter to cover and protect windows, doors, gutters, wooden ornaments and other areas you do not want to paint. Wash the bricks. Dirt, mold, moss and other natural materials can get trapped in the many cracks and crevices of bricks. You will have to wash them well before you start; the ideal is to use a pressure washer. Adjust it to the lowest position, however, to avoid damaging the bricks.
Prime the bricks. Use a special outdoor brick primer. Most major paint companies do them. Apply the primer with a brush, roller or, ideally, a paint sprayer, which will coat the bricks more uniformly and quickly. Depending on the base paint brand and the condition of the bricks, you may have to apply several layers.