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Tchefuncte Tiger
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Bat'n Rudge
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re: painted white brick homes
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diat150
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OPELOUSAS
Member since Jun 2005
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re: painted white brick homes
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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.


yeah, right down the road from my office is a new neighborhood and every house is the white painted brick. It looks super cheesy tbh. Would be like every home having a white telluride in the driveway. I do agree it looks good on some homes.
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Comic_Tiger
Member since Jul 2020
460 posts

re: painted white brick homes
Glad for people to do it. Makes ours look even better and more unique without looking stupid or obnoxious.


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REB BEER
Member since Dec 2010
12318 posts

re: painted white brick homes
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We had the same issue and went with a lime wash product Romabio.


We used the same product on the fireplace brick in our living room and painted the brass fireplace insert black. It really made a difference in the look of the room for the better.


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Neauxla
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
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re: painted white brick homes
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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.


I only did a section of my house w/ this to hide terrible brick work done by my terrible contractor. Unfortunately, I couldn't just rinse off the excess limewash but had to use a sponge on each and every brick because it was the 5 types of mortar and uneven application I was trying to hide.


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Tiger Prawn
USA Fan
Member since Dec 2016
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re: painted white brick homes
My neighborhood is like that now. See a new house getting built and think "that red brick looks nice on that house" then 2 days later its been painted white. Probably the last 4-5 houses that got built near me have all done it


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gumbo2176
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re: painted white brick homes
Never have liked the idea of painting bricks. You take a house exterior that only needs to be pressure washed once in a while and make it something that now needs to be painted as time passes and STILL has to be washed every once in a while.



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tigerfoot
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Alexandria
Member since Sep 2006
46605 posts

re: painted white brick homes
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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?
Just depends on how well they take care of them, like most homes. I think they look pretty sharp. Not really for me.


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lnomm34
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2009
11644 posts

re: painted white brick homes
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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. I almost think I'd have to have mortar added to make it less "deep" before painting.


Yep. We had the same dilemma.

We just built a rather large outdoor kitchen. We couldn’t match the existing brick on our house so we’re planning on painting all brick on the outdoor kitchen and the house. I had our masons sack the mortar on the outdoor kitchen.

I realized how shitty it looks when 60s or 70s brick with deep mortar joints look when painted. So I paid some good money for the masons to fill and sack every mortar joint on my house so the brickwork will look the same when I paint all the brick on the house and outdoor kitchen.



Martini
North Carolina Fan
Near Athens
Member since Mar 2005
46849 posts

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



No one is using old brick on new construction and painting it. If by chance one does then a contractor sold them a bill of goods or they themselves just aren’t smart.

There are plenty of tumbled new bricks out there made to look old at half the cost. This is the majority of bricks being laid now-at least in South Louisiana.

And the poster wanting black windows-do your homework on any dark window. Clad windows fade, vinyl and cold rolled aluminum fade fast. If you want them spend the money for extruded aluminum and even look at fiberglass, although I’m not a fan of the fiberglass windows. Elevations, exposure, sun, shade, thickness all matter. Take a look at black windows on houses from several years ago and you will find bad ones out there.

They aren’t bad-just research and pick the right one. And remember you get what you pay for.



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ColdDuck
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BR via da Parish
Member since Sep 2006
2306 posts

re: painted white brick homes
It is better than stucco. Look at all the houses built over the last 20 years with stucco. All if them are now out of style and look like shite from cracking. I'll take painted brick over stucco any day. I lived in both and stucco sucks and looks terrible unless fixed every few years.


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Concernednewguy7
US Space Force Fan
Texas
Member since Dec 2020
505 posts

re: painted white brick homes
It was originally called the French farm house look. But now it’s just the everything look.


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TDsngumbo
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Alpha Silverfox
Member since Oct 2011
27873 posts

re: painted white brick homes
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I realized how shitty it looks when 60s or 70s brick with deep mortar joints look when painted.

There's a home down Church Point Rd in St. Amant/Gonzales, very close to where that dude shot his parents at, that was painted recently and it looks like pure shite because of the deep mortar joints. They should have had those joints fixed first.


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
67937 posts

re: painted white brick homes
true story.

we painted our house white.

all. 4200. sf.

then every single house on the street did the same.

we repainted it gray fall 2019 and now at least ONE of the other houses on our street did the same. :/

WTF


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Man4others
Member since Aug 2017
1658 posts

re: painted white brick homes
I’m not a fan of turning a no maintenance product like Brick into a maintenance item by painting it but some houses with ugly brick need it. No denying painting it white makes it pop.


Columbia
Arkansas Fan
Land of the Yuppies
Member since Mar 2016
2546 posts

re: painted white brick homes
I don’t like the look. What I really wouldn’t like is having something else to paint. The luxury of brick is never having to screw with it.


TU Rob
Troy Fan
Birmingham
Member since Nov 2008
11185 posts

re: painted white brick homes
Happens here in Bham as well. About 3-4 years ago, someone bought a large plot of undeveloped land, and they have plans to put 40 house on 17 acres. Big houses, small lots. Almost half of them are completed now and a good many of those are painted brick. At least not all the same color, but I think there are only a few with natural brick on them. Lots of siding on the upper floors, so it is all painted the same color. The siding looks good, the brick will probably not in a few years.

I also think contractors must be pushing it. More money in it for them to paint. Our house was built in the late 60s, and has brick on the first floor, and siding on the top floor in the back and on the sides. We recently had a screened porch and office built onto the back to replace the old deck, and our contractor kept mentioning painting the brick under the deck roof. We left it natural, and told him we liked the natural brick look. Must have mentioned it 2-3 different times. I finally got him off my back by telling him if we're going to paint, it would be all of the brick, and he quit mentioning it. I guess he didn't want to do the whole house and was just trying to squeeze a little more out of this project.


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The People
New Orleans Saints Fan
LSU Alumni
Member since Aug 2008
3295 posts

re: painted white brick homes
Team Painted Brick here.

My house is older. Brick was brown, black, tan combo. Roof is tan shingles.

Had a crew out of Baton Rouge paint it an off white/cream color this past August. Trim and shutter painted a light brown earth tone. Changed the whole look of the house for the better.

Looks clean/renovated compared to the other dated homes in the older established neighborhood.

K&J Remodeling is very well recommended (225) 485-7988.
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gamecocks22
South Carolina Fan
SC
Member since Dec 2012
4867 posts

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


Do we live in the same house?

I'm with you. I hate the brown shingles, it makes it where you can't change up anything until you change the roof.

I want black roof, grey house, black shutters with white trim.


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