Changing Chimney Color - Painting - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-24-2011, 06:27 AM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Changing chimney color

I have a red brick chimney that runs up the side of my house. My house is tan & dark brown. I want to darken the brick to a deep brown, but still want it to look like brick. I've seen painted brick(usually lighter) but it looks like paint. Could anything be done?


Donnakup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 09:22 AM   #2
Gymschu's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eastern Ohio (heart of Appalachia)
Posts: 5,248
Rewards Points: 1,024

About the only thing you can do is paint the individual mortar joints in a suitable color to match the brick........gonna be a lot of work, but, as far as I know that's the only way.....


Gymschu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 09:51 AM   #3
Stuck in the 70's
Blondesense's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: south central Missouri
Posts: 2,196
Rewards Points: 1,086

Not sure but there may be stains that could be used. I'd try googling masonry stains or something similar.
Blondesense is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 07:56 PM   #4
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cape May, NJ
Posts: 2,392
Rewards Points: 1,000

The problem with painting brick is that it looks like painted brick. It's the same reasoning behind painted tile, paneling, or any other surface that has joints. The reason is the painted over mortar joints, in the case of brick. There are only two ways to do it, either paint each brick individually or paint entirely and stripe the mortar with a white or very light gray, and even the second option looks like painted mortar, not natural. If the joints are concave, as opposed to flush, you can use a very short nap roller and carefully, slowly, roll over the brick without hitting the mortar. I've been party to both methods over the years, and both are tedious, time consuming jobs. Why doesn't red brick look good with tan and brown? I would think that looks sharp. I think it's probably looking a little better to you at this point, lol.

Last edited by jsheridan; 10-24-2011 at 09:09 PM.
jsheridan is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
weathertron Mecury Thermostat VickiL HVAC 4 02-06-2011 04:32 PM
Paint color tone changing in colors richwill Painting 2 09-13-2009 10:10 PM
Changing exterior color of house docsullivan Painting 3 08-14-2009 11:42 PM
changing cabnit color anji Carpentry 4 10-12-2008 10:48 AM
Looks like leaking around the chimney - roofer says it is the chimney itself Salvatorparadise Roofing/Siding 6 03-07-2008 03:12 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1