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Old 01-10-2011, 04:35 PM   #1
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painting interior brick

Inside my home the brick is all painted white, both the fireplace and a partition wall separating two rooms. What can I do to make it look cool, or to make it look like brick again?


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Old 01-11-2011, 07:46 AM   #2
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Several could strip off all the old paint to get down to the original brick. Very messy and obviously they painted it for a reason......must've been looking pretty shabby. If you have some faux painting skills you could paint it to look like brick. That's a very time consuming process requiring some skills and patience. There are products that apply to the walls kinda like paneling that have the brick look. You could apply brick veneer. And, of course, you could prep the walls and apply a faux brick type wallpaper. Am I missing any options? In any event, most are time consuming and costly......perhaps the best option is to paint them a color that approximates a brick color you really like. Best of luck.


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Strip off the paint, it will be a messy difficult job, but it will look the best and is the right thing to do. Sometimes people paint brick for no other reason than they want it white.
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I painted the brick on my kitchen backsplash. I taped everything off and spray painted with a faux textured paint that looks like stone/rock/brick. Then I hand painted the mortar lines. It has been holding up well for over 10 years now.
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