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Painting Ideas for Your Masonry, Stucco, or Brick

Painting Ideas for Your Masonry, Stucco, or Brick

If you have brick, stucco, or masonry on, or around, your home, that you wish to paint, there are a few considerations that you should take into account before you begin the process.  Painting any of these surfaces can be a beneficial task, but you should know that the paint application will be a permanent change.  The good news, is that you can always change the paint color of the surface, but the natural state of the brick, stucco, or masonry will always need a coating of paint.

Prior to painting any of these surfaces, it is important to ensure that the area is clean, and that all evident cracks are addressed.  Cracks may be repaired by using an acrylic caulk, in order to ensure that cracks are filled and water will not be allowed to seep into the surface.  

Brick, masonry, and stucco will all do best, if the surface is primed before a layer of paint is applied.  Some paints have the primer built into the paint, so it is important to check with the manufacturer before beginning the project.  If you must use a separate primer, then ensure that the coat of primer is thoroughly covering the surface that is going to be painted.  Latex primer is recommended for these types of building materials.

One or two coats of paint will be needed, in order to ensure complete, uniform coverage of the stucco, masonry, or brick.  A high-quality, latex paint, that is meant for these types of building materials, is recommended.  Several paint manufacturers offer this type of paint, including; Behr and Benjamin Moore.  The paint colors are available in a myriad of colors, and are mildew resistant, as well.  The paint can be used for exterior projects, as well as interior brick, masonry, and stucco, too.

Choosing a paint color to use for your masonry, stucco, or brick, can be a fun activity, because the options are plentiful.  With careful consideration, ensuring that you are using the best products, and taking all of the proper precautions, you can have pleasing results that will last for a very long time.

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