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Paint brick walls (external)

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by theDIYkid, 7 Feb 2020.

  1. theDIYkid

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    Hi we have a brick bungalow and want to change, can we paint the brick? thanks
     
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    Hi chaps
    I want to whitewash a bungalow to take away the ugly red old brick...can I whitewash? if so what do I use thanks
     
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    theDIYkid, good evening.

    Can I suggest you look at "microporus" external paints?

    This "type" of paint allows any water trapped in the "old red brick" [which can be porous] to "Breath"

    What can occur is that if you apply a non-porous external paint, the moisture already trapped in the brick can cause problems?

    Ken.
     
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    As long as the paint is a breathable masonry paint.
     
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    Thanks man
     
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    Thanks Ken I will do
     
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