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Old 07-18-2007, 09:08 PM   #1
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I am looking for advise on what type of paint to use on a brick entry way. It is three steps that lead to the entrance door. The house has cream siding, and the red bricks is throwing everything off. All suggestions welcomed, and Thanks to all.

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Paint the siding.

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Ha Ha, the siding was just installed.
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I am looking for advise on what type of paint to use on a brick entry way. It is three steps that lead to the entrance door. The house has cream siding, and the red bricks is throwing everything off. All suggestions welcomed, and Thanks to all.
Use a good quality porch and deck enamel (acrylic not oil). If red is throwing it off, go with a dark gray or brown- that will tie it all together for you.

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Thanks Da Vinci, you stated to use a dark grey or brown. I was thinking since the siding is like a beige color, I should go with something similar but a dark tone. What you think? Thanks
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You could paint it a darker shade of creme, but don't go too light- it gets dirty too fast and doesn't look right on a porch. The darker colors look more natural and give it a foundation...

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Da Vinci, here's a photo, you can see the brick steps on your left. The concrete under the siding has been covered with white stucco. To me thoses red old bricks look ugly..There is no porch here. What do you think? Thanks
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This is a different situation- I misunderstood. In this case I would paint them either the same color as the siding or a shade or two darker. Either will look fine. If you are not walking on them, I'd recommend priming with BM acrylic masonry primer and topcoat with same paint as house. Painting same color will make house look larger. If you use a second color, don't go too dark- just a shade or two.

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Thanks Da Vinci, I know you were imaging one of thoses manchines you've painted, lol. I will definately prime, and go with at least 2 shades darker. Don't want to go too light, it will get dirty fast.

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