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Old 06-23-2011, 07:00 PM   #16
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WOW that is awesome...thank you so much I am going to look into getting that software. I actually do like it in grey better. Thanks Alot!!!

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Old 06-23-2011, 07:01 PM   #17
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Not my house of course, but Mouse, your idea of random painting of the bricks and stucco, it looks gorgous, good job
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I agree. I think that was the best of the lot.
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Can you tell me what program did you use to change the color of the shutters and make them bigger? .....

I just wish we can find some way to hide all the colors in the bricks.....
I am so lost
I just used the Paint program that comes with Windows.
I really would think twice, or even three or four times before painting brick. As other mentioned, it becomes a maintenance issue. You might look into brick or masonry stains though. I would do that before painting.

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I just used the Paint program that comes with Windows.
I really would think twice, or even three or four times before painting brick. As other mentioned, it becomes a maintenance issue. You might look into brick or masonry stains though. I would do that before painting.
I have been racking my brains because of that same reason....the maintenance. My husband and I were talking last night on options we can do for the focus to not be on the stucco. We are even considering adding flower boxes with plants that hang that would probably hang low enough where your eye would go to the boxes rather than the stucco. Then paint some of the bricks that are colored same as stucco. We also thought of putting molding over the bottom windows to dress them up a bit making the appearance of the stucco less. What you think?
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I think that we live in a painted brick house and it doesn't need anymore maintenance than my sister's painted wood house.....
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The grey is definitely a clean look but don't forget that your exterior, even with a unifying color, will still have texture that the image doesn't show.

Gorgeous, elegant solutions! I may have thought painting brick could be tacky but now I'm a believer. I'm inspired to paint the small section of my 50's home that is an annoying red brick.

In your case, unifying the whole is probably your goal, with or without shutters.
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Well we finally decided on Winter Flannel by Valspar. We added a new garden as well. Here is the painted brick house. What do you think?
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+1 here, I like it!

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