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Has anyone ever painted the bricks of your foundation?
 
Posts: 460 | Registered: Apr 05, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Nearly any clean, sound surface can successfully be painted.
So if your foundation is actually fired brick or textured/stamped concrete or concrete block, a good cleaning and primer should make the paint application successful. Might want to check with a pro paint store in your area for the best advice and product choices, for the way you want it to look when complete.
 
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ok, I might try this under the deck where no one will see it if I mess up.
 
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We just painted our foundation and are thankful for the advice of the professionals at the paint store.
 
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was it just like painting a wall? rolling it on with a roller?
 
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Once it is clean and really dry, (power washer is often the best, but a good hose blast along with a stiff brush can work too) the right roller cover and brush to work into deeper grooves works well. Get a good paint store recommended masonry primer too, it will stick to any surface for a sound base.

The roller cover you need is especially for rough areas. Often a foam roller with slices in it to allow it to sponge into any grooves and pockets in the masonry. A brush may also work to catch any areas needed as well as smooth out any drips. Have a clean plastic trash bag handy for breaks, as you do not want to have the paint dry in the roller or brush.
 
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I still am not sure yet. We are almost finished with the other projects and I will wait to see how the current brick color looks against everything else.
 
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You do realize that once it is painted you will have to continue to paint it on a regular basis?
 
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Regular, as in every year or 3-4 years?
 
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If properly cleaned, primed and painted with quality paint, we have had painted vertical brick surfaces still looking fine after 15+ years.
 
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Some will last a long time but I have seen many that do not. Yes, it could be every 3 - 5 years or it could be much longer. It will depend upon the ground around and exposure to the elements. (Plantings etc.)
 
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Go to the 'General Remodeling-painting brick' thread. I posted on the wrong site.
 
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Sunshine,
You don't need to cross post between the two boards. The same regulars read both boards and we don't get hung up on where you put it. I will point out to people that post on little used boards they'd be better off posting it in a more often used board. The show boards don't get a lot of traffic, mainly because they're for shows that HGTV doesn't run anymore.. The remodeling boards get a fair amount of traffic.


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Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.

My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.

 
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