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Hello All,


Our house was built in the 70s and has the brick front shown in the photo. After initially researching the best way to paint exterior brick, we came to the conclusion that we should use mineral paint, aka silicate paint. But then it dawned on us that this brick may already be painted.


Can anyone identify what kind of brick this is, and the best approach for painting it? The attraction of the mineral paint is that it becomes part of the brick, allows moisture to escape, and will not bubble or peel. It's supposed to last for decades. But if this brick is already painted with something else, then perhaps we just need to use latex paint.


Thanks for your help!
 

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I've painted brick that looks like that and we just used latex house paint [thinned the first coat] I'm not very familiar with mineral coatings.
 

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Thank you both for your responses.


Biscuits - Assuming the factory used minerals and acid treatments to get that look, do you think it's safe to use mineral paint now? Is latex paint just as good in this situation?
 

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I've never used the mineral paints so I cannot comment.

I would suggest you go to a brick supply place and pretend like you are looking to purchase a brick similar to what you have. They'll give you some sample blocks that you would then experiment with using the mineral paint.
 

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Mineral paints are a very good product to use on masonry.
Keim makes a very good mineral coating & mineral paints will become an integral part of the brick.
Also it is naturally resistant to water & salts.
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It is high cost but in my opinion it is well worth it.
 

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Once you paint its permanent, there is no going back.

That's pretty much true of any paint you apply to modern day brick. Sandblasting will remove paint from brick but will often damage the brick in the process.
 
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