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tina50 08-18-2007 11:15 PM

How do I brighten Brick walls
 
Hi there
New to the forum. In my Diningroom I have 4 natural brick walls a tanish colour... here's my delema. What can I do to brighten it up without painting them? What colour picture frames or pictures for that matter could/should I hang? I am not into covering with material and a mirror does not look right I have tried that. The dinningroom table and buffet hutch are dark oak. Any suggestions would be appriciated. If I put a sealer on the bricks would it give them a crisper look... without a shine?

Thanks for reading this

Tina:)

Krichton 08-19-2007 12:01 AM

You can try a power washer.

tina50 08-19-2007 01:31 AM

Brighten walls
 
thanks Kritchon but I think that would be pretty messy seeing there is 4 brick walls... but its a good idea...thanks for taking the time to post a reply :)

Darylh 08-19-2007 10:06 AM

A sealer should brighten them up, I suggest you get some and try it on a few of the bricks first but do not forget to wash them all down and well rince first.as far as picture frames go I think you need to get the visual point of attention away from the brick in the most part so going with frames that have a suddle difference but yet enough to get your eyes away from the bricks. Another direction to take is to use the bricks as the folcal point since there is so much and one idea that comes to mind is a mantle with a electric fireplace.
Just a few thoughts for you.

tina50 08-19-2007 09:54 PM

Hi Darylh

Re the sealer Thats what I nneded to know Thank you! What colour picture frames would suit a brick wall? Any idea's?

Thanks Tina

Darylh 08-25-2007 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by tina50 (Post 58524)
Hi Darylh

Re the sealer Thats what I nneded to know Thank you! What colour picture frames would suit a brick wall? Any idea's?

Thanks Tina

I find Brick walls are the hardest, look around the room and see what colors you have as accents Cushions, drapes, and usually if you pick a color that is already in the room it will work. You could also pick up some different color paper and tape them up to see what color you like the best. A few pictures of the room would help to if possible.

Darylh 08-27-2007 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by jame (Post 60000)
Hi

Thanks for the great post Darylh !

Your very welcome, so do we get to see some pics when you get it all done.

Der_80 01-30-2009 10:31 AM

maybe you should get some and try it on the brick, i dont think itll loook bad.





Aggie67 01-30-2009 01:35 PM

If your bricks are dirty, take some Gojo with pumice and a stiff bristle brush and brush them like teeth. Wipe the Gojo off with a wet cloth (will take several times to clean it all off). You'd be surprised how much gunk comes off.

Dana11 03-09-2009 03:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tina50 (Post 58524)
Hi Darylh

Re the sealer Thats what I nneded to know Thank you! What colour picture frames would suit a brick wall? Any idea's?

Thanks Tina

white picture frame will lok good . is there an option for some spot lighting the frames. Try that it would divert attention from the pale stark brick walls for sure.


Dana
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Jazzy Brown 07-29-2009 04:51 PM

Daniels
 
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