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boogeyman36 12-26-2011 09:54 AM

Can you stain brick? Should I?
 
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Hi Everyone,

We decided to replace our 34 year old siding with vinyl. We were very anxious to get rid of the 70's Tudor style, so we went with double 4" in a clay color. But we didn't pay enough attention to how it would look with the brick! The brick is used, unglazed, and you can see that it's multicolored. I've no experience with painting or staining brick. My biggest fear is making things worse. Can porous brick be stained with a solid color? Will it eventually peel off? I would pressure wash it first, then maybe an acid wash. Unsure how to do this. Should I only paint the faces and leave the grout with the existing charcoal color? Or should I just leave it alone?

Your criticisms are most welcome. Hope everyone is having a fine holiday season.

Al Boger NW IN


boogeyman36 12-26-2011 09:54 AM

Can you stain brick? Should I?
 
2 Attachment(s)

Hi Everyone,

We decided to replace our 34 year old siding with vinyl. We were very anxious to get rid of the 70's Tudor style, so we went with double 4" in a clay color. But we didn't pay enough attention to how it would look with the brick! The brick is used, unglazed, and you can see that it's multicolored. I've no experience with painting or staining brick. My biggest fear is making things worse. Can porous brick be stained with a solid color? Will it eventually peel off? I would pressure wash it first, then maybe an acid wash. Unsure how to do this. Should I only paint the faces and leave the grout with the existing charcoal color? Or should I just leave it alone?

Your criticisms are most welcome. Hope everyone is having a fine holiday season.

Al Boger NW IN



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