Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

December 14, 2010

A Doodle That Can't be Undid

Have you seen this website?
This company will "restore" painted brick by creating a faux brick finish.  I first read mention of the company on this post, about a couple trying to undo the brick painting previous homeowners had done. 

Yikes.  Seems like a hassle.

I've considered painting our brick fireplace, but frankly I like it as is.  Painted would be cute (oooo-dark grey).  But unpainting it if I change my mind seems horrendous.  And I'm not convinced I wouldn't.  But it seems people have strong opinions on either side of the brick painting debate.  Thoughts?  Are you for or against painting brick?

1 comment

  1. My house is painted brick, as are most of the houses on my block that were built in the 1940s and 1950s. Most of the houses were originally a dark red brick, which I'm not crazy about. All the painted houses on the block are tan, beige or gray, and I think they're really pretty. Friends are restoring a townhouse built in the 50s, and previous owners had painted stacked limestone. They just had it sandblasted, and every bit of the paint came off.


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