03 Feb Painting Your Brick Or Stucco Home
Brick and stucco homes are fantastic. They hold up to the test of time. But just like with any other exterior, weather and the elements can take their toll on them. A fresh coat of paint can give your brick or stucco home a much-needed makeover, even if it hasn’t been touched in decades.
Painted brick will require repainting every 10-15 years to maintain its appearance. In most cases, prep work to repair cracks, tuck pointing or spalling areas will be necessary to repair in the initial prep phase . That’s because paint blocks pores on a brick’s surface, trapping moisture that has seeped inside through the mortar when it cracks. This can cause the paint to chip off from the brick and the mortar, leaving you with a less than professional look.
We take a proven approach with prep work that includes using a masonry primer before painting. Even before that, we clean the brick surface with TSP to remove any chalky residue. We power wash everything to clean the mortar joints and brick surfaces as well. Once that’s dry and the primer is applied, then a fantastic new color is applied, creating the look and feel of an entirely new home!
Many homeowners operate under the mistaken assumption that you are stuck with the look of your home if you have a brick exterior. Some Customers fear painting over brick for the thought that the paint may not last. With our proven techniques and innovative products you can make a lasting change to your homes facade for far less than other finish options, such as stone veneer. Utilizing one of our professional color consultants can be a big aid in the color selection process, making sure we get it right the first time.
We also have a specialty product specifically used on stucco projects. Perma-crete, a high build acrylic paint, is designed specifically for stucco buildings. It bridges the gaps in cracks, sealing them from water penetration and hiding any slight imperfections from hard-to-see cracks. This increases the time between maintenance also, and is incredibly weather tolerant. It stretches during heat expansion and tightens back during cool weather. Of course, our prep crew seals any spider cracks or visible issues first before getting to this step, but the two-pronged approach ensures long-lasting results and great value.
As with all of our work, you’ll always get true craftsman level precision from our trained staff – no subcontractors. Not to mention an industry leading warranty on the work as well. We pride ourself on complete, up front estimates with no hidden costs. It’s a big reason that 9 out of every 10 customers refer us to their family and friends. If you’re considering work to your brick or stucco home, give us a call today.