Hoping the repointing of the brick can lift it to this sort of look. repoint the brick. Big black planters filled with lots of white flowers. 15th Oct, 2010 #8 I would imagine that if you provide enough "key" (grip) to the surface then it shouldn't be a problem that the wall is pre-painted. Would look great with the window. The rest of the area looks pretty good. We certainly have much more work to do but off to a decent start. Just for perspective this is a close up of the brick. The house had the ugliest brick I had ever seen. Better to have a horizontal line in the carport roof as oklouise suggests continuing as a front porch roof through to the front door. Reply. It will take up some grassed area, but I am a big fan of grass so we will be maintaining as much as we can. Step One: Render Preparation. Whitewashing brick could light look v interesting, but you might experiment first. I don't know the Resene colour you mention, attached is a picture with a Monument colorbond roof, and the little link building we've done in a Dulux colour matched to Monument - so it works quite well as a contrast without being too stark against an (off-)white. Refresh the dark and receding mortar? Oh , I should add -- IF you think that will all be too bright , then leave the curved window as it is , with black joinery , and do the front door in black too , not the white . After you paint your brick house, you can’t go back to its original brick exterior. Def need to tile or do something with porch. Cladding Vs Brick Vs Rendering For Exterior Walls | McCoy Mart Ok I had a go at using sketch on Houzz with your outdoor facade. Waterblast all the concrete drive and pathway ( might need a chemical clean -- I use a product designed for car workshops -- it foams and smaells terrible and all the oil etc lifts ) . See how the black screen door looks over the door -- probably paint it your chosen colour , but it may look okay in black . One Flare states that the main difference between plastering and rendering is that plastering is used mainly for interior walls to prepare it for wallpapering or painting. 7 years ago They are both nice, and each leaves an entirely different impression. The architect has suggested we could apply to build the extension in blockwork and render and paint it to match the rest instead of brick. Progress photo- bricks repointed this week. Not sure about the garage door : You are currently drawing attention to it by matching it to the colour of the upstairs - I would recommend to try and guide the view to upstairs instead, and therefore blend the garage door in with the surrounding surfaces. :). Dulux Weather Shield is a versatile masonry paint formulated to resist harsh weather, but this… Paint all the fascias, barges and posts a neutral dark grey or charcoal. Brick experts agree that to correctly maintain your painted brick, it should be repainted every 3-5 years. If you want to make the house hotter, then painting the roof charcoal will certainly achieve that. This mixture is then rendered onto a brick home, or a surface with stone or mud brick. The difference between rendering and bagging is that the latter allows the original textures of the brick wall to still come through. Re-point if necessary but are sure that all needs to be done. Paint rendered brick walls are “self-cleaning”. We want ours to stand out and look independent from next-door. What are the Advantages of Wall Cladding? He said this would be a bit cheaper, because it would be quicker to build. Gone are the days when render was the only solution for covering bare concrete block walls. Its a great home so get good professional advice. Today I’m talking about painted brick exteriors, the pros and cons, and some of my favorite color options. Moisture is also a concern with painted brick. This is just like our Mediterranean house in Canberra. Then redo ( repoint ) the mortar in white or beige as per the pictures . I also suspect there would be a bit of a problem with the carport roof sloping back towards the house collecting a lot of leaves in that space under the house eaves. Charisse. Thanks! You have a lovely base to start from. Grey stain the bricks, charcoal the roof. Try to keep passive cooling in mind (i.e. Some easy care, soft planting would soften and cool the look. You can change the whole dynamic of this look by working with indigenous and locally indigenous plants which would be in keeping with the period of the home. Whilst not technically correct, painted surfaces are ‘sealed’ meaning with rain and wind they will wash the dirt away. Give the wall a final brush to remove any missed dirt, dust or cobwebs. “Long-term, maintenance-free painted brick requires careful planning.” According to the Brick Industry Association, if you paint your exterior brick, you should be repainting it every three to five years. Have decided that the roof will stay as it is, perhaps a clean is all. Open to all suggestions. At our entrance there is a built up garden courtyard feature with wonderful iron gates and a large water feature in the courtyard that the lounge room looks out to and has the French doors that also opened onto the courtyard garden. Its time to paint this area and my wife has informed me she wants the rest of the bricks rendered also. DULUX WEATHER SHIELD. Water can seep through brick pores, windowsills and other gaps, which can cause the bricks to deteriorate and paint to chip. We will have it ready for you to paint, to update the look of your home. You could do a feature corbel around the window. 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