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Brick houses have been one of Ottawa’s landmark features for over a hundred years. Think of the picturesque narrow row houses along Bathurst Street, or the stunning brickworks in the Don Valley, for example!
Brick continues to be one of the most popular choices for builders in Ottawa and the GTA, but the cost of replacing or repairing brick can be huge due to damage and weathering, or even when you just want to change the colour. That’s why we urge you to consider painting your brick instead!
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BRICK PAINTING OR STAINING?
Make your old brick house look like new again! Whether you have an old Victorian row-house downtown, or a bungalow in North York, a fresh coat of paint on your brick house will be sure to make your home stand out on the block!
Three Reasons Why Clients in the Greater Ottawa Area are Painting Their Brick
Exterior Brick Painting Increases the Value of Your Home
- A fresh coat of paint will always increase your property value and curb appeal.
- In a city like Ottawa where brick houses are so common, painted brick can make your house really stand out from the rest.
Paints Protect and Defends your Brick
- Proper preparation is a key to long-lasting, durable, and professional-looking brick paint job.
- Properly applied paint will seal the brick and protect it against the effects of weather and time.
- Paint can even protect old brick from further weathering and crumbling, saving you money on costly repairs down the road.
- Painted brick is less likely to attract mold or damage ivies and other climbing plants
Painting Brick is the most Cost-effective Solution
- Painted brick, no matter the colour, is easier and cheaper to clean and maintain than porous, untreated brick.
- Painting the exterior brick of your home can be less expensive face-lift when compared to changing the siding or re-roofing your house, but still gives your property a significantly updated look.
With brick houses getting older and older, the demand for brick painting in Ottawa is only increasing. At Home Painters, we have the experience and dedication necessary to workmanship necessary to look after all of your brick painting needs. We offer complimentary consultations on color options and can advise you through all aspects of your exterior brick house painting project.
WHY YOU SHOULD PAINT YOUR BRICK HOUSE?
Whether or not you should paint your brick house is an age-old question. Well, maybe not “age” old, but it has been around for a few decades and it’s a valid one to ask. If you’re unsure whether or not you should paint your brick house, read our pro and con list below so that you can make a well-informed decision.
The pros of painting your brick house
the cons of painting your brick house
One of the most obvious reasons to paint your brick house is if it’s been painted previously, and you’re just looking to do some touch-ups (or re-paint the whole house). Painted brick typically has a long life, but you will need re-paint every so often in order to cover up some masonry repairs or get rid of old, flaking paint.
You need to cover-up Old, Damage Brick:
Brick is a strong material that can last decades, as long as it is properly and regularly maintained. Replacement bricks, filled-in grout, and other masonry repairs are easy to spot, so a severely damage brick home can be hard for the eyes to appreciate. If you have to be disappointed with the way it looks, then you can easily cover it all up and paint your brick house to hide the repairs.
You’re Looking for More Colour:
Let’s face it – brick doesn’t come naturally in a lot of colours. Your main choices include shades of red, grey and brown. While there’s nothing wrong with these options, they aren’t really colourful or unique. Whether you choose a cool grey or dare to go with a light purple, painting your brick is a great way to keep up with the trends and express yourself.
You Want to Update Your Home’s Appearance and add curb appeal:
We’ve already mentioned that brick can last for years and years, but maybe that’s not always a good thing. If you have old, outdated brick covering your exterior, it could be bringing down the value of your home. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or not, it is a good idea to paint your brick house if you want to stop living in the past. Cover up that old, yellow brick for good with a fresh coat of paint.
The Paint May Ruin Your Brick:
If you are going to paint your brick house, you have to got to do it right. The problem that many homeowners face after applying a coat of paint is that their brick starts to crumble within only a few, short years. This is because the “pores” in the brick are clogged up, trapping moisture within. A high-quality paint that is specifically made for brick will be necessary if you want to maintain your home’s strong structure.
You Want a Simple Maintenance Routine:
Brick really isn’t that difficult to take care of. It needs to be washed and repaired every so often, but there’s not much else you have to do. Before you decide to paint your brick house, you should know that it will take a little more energy to keep up your home’s appearance. while top quality brick paint can last up to twenty years, a cheap paint job may have to be completely redone every three to five years. If you don’t have the money to buy high-end brick paint and if you don’t want to be stuck with the headache of painting regularly, then it’s best not to paint your brick house at all.
You’re not Absolutely Sure that You Want to Paint Your Brick-House:
If you’re not 100% convinced about covering up your brick with a coat of paint, we don’t recommend just jumping into it. It is fairly easy to paint your brick house, but it is extremely difficult to un-paint it. Painting the brick only to decide that you don’t like it is a waste of time, energy, and money. Removing the paint can also damage the brick, adding to the overall costs. Be sure to consider all of the pros and cons we’ve listed above before you come to a final decision.
Here is what to do when you are ready to paint the exterior brick of your home:
So you’ve decided to paint your brick house, but you don’t have the free time or experience needed to complete the job. Don’t worry – Home Painters can help you out! As Ottawa’s top-rated painting contractor for more than thirty years, we can promise you a job well done. Here’s our process:
Contact us and we will get you a quote immediately! The exterior painting season is very short in Ontario and you can’t afford to waste valuable time. We are the fastest response painters in the business and can offer same-day pricing.
One of our exterior brick painting experts will arrive on-site and give you a job scope analysis, a professional colour consultation, and provide you with a detailed estimate on what you want painted.
We will book the job with you, set up an ideal start date, help you pick the right colours, charge your deposit, and confirm any other exterior scope details just to make sure we are all on the same page.
Weather permitting, we will show up on time on the scheduled first day of the job. We will start by doing a walkthrough with you to double-check that we understand your job details and then get started pronto on your brick painting project.
We’ll get started by tackling the areas that need tending to. First, we’ll cover your outdoor furniture and yard with drop sheets to protect them from dripping paint. Secondly, we will start on the most important part of brick painting: the preparation. We will diligently clean, scrape, sand, caulk, fill, and prime any areas that are in need of surface preparation. We’ll then finish things off by painting the bricks with two finish coats.
We will update you throughout the job just to make sure you are in the loop and know what’s coming next.
Once we are complete, we will clean up the area and ensure we leave it as it looked before we came (with the exception of freshly painted brick, of course)! Then, we will do a final walkthrough with you (as long as you’re home) to make sure that you are happy with the job before we consider it complete. If you happen to be out, we will follow-up with you later on. We are not satisfied until you are satisfied!
The moment you give us two thumbs-up, we will charge your final payment. To prove that we are 100% confident in our ability to take care of you, we offer a two-year warranty on all of our exterior services.
If you want to paint your exterior brick and transform your house into your dream home, please call or email us and we we’ll be glad to get it done for you. We are waiting to talk to you and make your dream a reality!
Home Painters Ottawa Founder
Hi, I’m Brian Young, the founder and owner of Home Painters Ottawa. I’d like to personally welcome you to our site.
Being in the business for 25+ years I have had the privilege of working with thousands of clients. Although they all came from different circumstances and backgrounds they all had one common goal in mind. Every one of them wanted to be respected, receive top value for their money, and get the best possible paint job for their most prized possession, their house!
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