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diat150
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painted white brick homes
it seems as every new house is now brick painted white. how shitty are these mcmansion neighborhoods gonna look in 10 years? Is this same fad going on everywhere or just youngsville?

I like the look but when every house in a neighborhood is the same it just seems weird.
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ruzil
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re: painted white brick homes
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it seems as every new house is now brick painted white.


I'm painting my shite battle ship grey.


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MaHittaMaHitta
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re: painted white brick homes
I blame Chip and Joanna


RaginCajunz
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re: painted white brick homes
It's a terrible fad in my opinion. It rains so much here for starters that the bottom 3rd always looks splashed and shitty. It will date those houses so hard. It's not like you can just undo it either.

I watched a beautiful big home built on a corner. Brick all around. Then, just before completing I watched them spraypaint it. It looks like a primer covered hooptie now.



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It’s a damn shame when people do this.


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jfw3535
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re: painted white brick homes
I am definitely not a fan of the painted brick. All the new houses in my subdivision seem to be doing this now. Fortunately, our HOA runs a tight ship and makes you pressure wash and maintain the appearance of your house, so they're not all going to look like shit, but I still don't like the look.


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welder69
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re: painted white brick homes
They do it in Central as well, I guess that's the farmhouse type. I think its kinda pointless


RaginCajunz
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I think its kinda pointless




It's the equivalent of people ruining vintage furniture by chalk painting it. Mindless pinterest drones.


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Salmon
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re: painted white brick homes
I get it if you have an older home with older, cheap, ugly brick and you are trying to update the home

but I'm seeing homes built with beautiful, antique bricks and then people are fricking panting over them

wtf?


TDsngumbo
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re: painted white brick homes
My home was built in the 1970s and the brick is a tanish brownish color. I hate it. The roof is also brown shingles, which I can't stand. As soon as we get a hail storm that requires a new roof, I'm going with a grey shingle like my previous home and will likely paint the bricks an off white or cream color. My only problem with painting the bricks is that the mortar between the bricks is inset a good 3/4 of an inch and I think painting the bricks like that would look odd. I almost think I'd have to have mortar added to make it less "deep" before painting.


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RaginCajunz
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re: painted white brick homes
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I get it if you have an older home with older, cheap, ugly brick and you are trying to update the home



I have seen a few examples where it really helped modernize a very basic 70s rectangle house with flat boring brick. I can't think of a more irreversible period-dating fad. It's going to be worse than 70s wood paneling because that can be reasonably undone and changed.


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ruzil
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re: painted white brick homes
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but I'm seeing homes built with beautiful, antique bricks and then people are fricking panting over them


If they are painting old bricks that were not intended to be painted, they will be sorry.



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TheBoo
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Member since Aug 2012
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re: painted white brick homes
My wife has been on my arse to paint our alcove for two years. I'll continue to put that off as long as I can so hopefully the fad will end and she won't want to anymore. Playing the long game on this one.


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VanRIch
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re: painted white brick homes
Personally, I think it can look damn good if done on the right house, especially if they have black windows. That's one thing I wish I could change. All my white windows to black. But my house is only 5 years old, all windows are double pane, so as far as I know the only option is to change the windows out. Black windows aren't worth that cost. Would be astronomical just to achieve an aesthetic change.


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wickowick
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re: painted white brick homes
When the white goes out of style, I am curious to see what they transition to in these homes.


AUjim
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When the white goes out of style, I am curious to see what they transition to in these homes.


I reckon the next fad will be whatever results from trying to strip all that paint off that brick.


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fwtex
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If you ever drive through an old higher value neighborhood you will see painted brick and it provides a blank canvas to complete transform older homes into more modern architecture.


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LSUlove
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My only problem with painting the bricks is that the mortar between the bricks is inset a good 3/4 of an inch and I think painting the bricks like that would look odd.


My brick is like this and we painted it. Very wide and deep grout. Looks great! Once painted you really can't tell. We were in a similar boat. Orangey brick with red roof built in the 70s. Hail storm allowed us to change roof to a variegated grey and painted a light cream (almost white) color. Made such a difference!


Art Vandelay
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re: painted white brick homes
Painted brick has been around for a long time. It’s really too much when you drive down a street and see a bunch in a row. But it does look good when it breaks up the monotony of just bricks. I prefer plaster over brick but with the new paints available it’s easy to just paint over.


GCTigahs
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re: painted white brick homes
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My home was built in the 1970s and the brick is a tanish brownish color. I hate it. The roof is also brown shingles, which I can't stand. As soon as we get a hail storm that requires a new roof, I'm going with a grey shingle like my previous home and will likely paint the bricks an off white or cream color. My only problem with painting the bricks is that the mortar between the bricks is inset a good 3/4 of an inch and I think painting the bricks like that would look odd. I almost think I'd have to have mortar added to make it less "deep" before painting.


We had the same issue and went with a lime wash product Romabio. Our brick and mortar were both a salmon color. The brush that Romabio recommends and sells, while expense, makes it very easy to get into the mortar. Plus you don’t have to be very detailed when applying the product as you’ll be randomly washing a portion of it off. We did it 2 yrs ago and we’ve been extremely happy with it.


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