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Brick Painting

Today I am so excited to show you some brick painting! There are so many different ways to paint brick. From white washing, German smear, to just straight paint. Because we are all quarantined at the moment I am going to give you some ideas of what you can do with what you might have at home.

I used Romabio Lime Wash on my brick. This paint is interior and exterior rated. So I want to do my outside brick now too.

Here is how to use it:

  1. Mix 50/50 product and water. (I used warm water and mixed with a drill mixer)
  2. Then just a quick dust off of my brick to remove anything loose.
  3. Using an old wall brush I brushed on the paint to the brick.
    It is very watery but cleans up easily.
  4. Wait for it to dry. I waited a day.
  5. Then I came back with a sponge and water to wipe off any areas where I wanted the brick to show through.
  6. Done its actually quite easy my only worry is that bricks are all different so you don’t know what its actually going to look like until its done. Now that mine is done I want to paint the rest of the room and add wood panels to the area above the fireplace. All of that will have to wait till the stay at home order is lifted 😉

Substitutions:

Here is what you could use instead of the lime wash. You can use a standard wall paint watered down to make a wash. You will want a milk to water consistency. Keep in mind that you might need to do more than one coat to get a desired look. This option also won’t wash off as easily as the paint I used but it could sand off depending on your brick. Its best to test out a small area before going further.

Now that it is done I want to change the entire room, however that will have to wait until the quarantine is lifted. I sure am looking forward to life going back to some normality. What projects are keeping you busy? Do you think brick painting might be one of them?

Tara Lou
<p>Mama, wife, furniture connoisseur, small business owner, nature-lover, homebody, hunter.</p>

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