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Old 03-15-2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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I have to paint brick on a house I have bought. I could not get close to matching the brick so I matched the texture and now have to paint it. I have almond windows and canít really decide on colors. I wish I had white windows. I canít find any picture ideas anywhere.
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Are you just letting us know what you're up to?

I just had dinner, now relaxing. May get a drink in a few minutes. I wish the frig was closer.

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I just had dinner, now relaxing. May get a drink in a few minutes. I wish the frig was closer.
No, my wife started talking to me so I am surprised I didn’t type total jibberish. I am looking for some directions to ideas on colors. Just pictures of painted brick. Every house around my area is white painted brick and I want something different. My tan windows are hard to coordinate with. I just want to see some pics of painted brick homes.
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No, my wife started talking to me so I am surprised I didnít type total jibberish. I am looking for some directions to ideas on colors. Just pictures of painted brick. Every house around my area is white painted brick and I want something different. My tan windows are hard to coordinate with. I just want see some pics of painted brick homes.
Paint the windows and the brick and everything matches.
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Paint the windows and the brick and everything matches.
They are brand new replacement windows.
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They are brand new replacement windows.
I've done stranger things. I wouldn't paint them either if they have a factory finish. The only advice on color is what I tell my customers, You are the one that has to live with it. If you think purple looks great, I do too.
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Just noticed you are in Dover. I went to lived there for several years as a kid. Lived on Byrd street across from Ft. Donelson.
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My dad’s property joins Byrd Street. Nothing has really changed since you lived here. I don’t have to live with the color. I will sell it soon. Problem is I might have to paint it again if it sucks!
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why not just match the color of the original brick? Do the new windows not match the original brick either?
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Company that made the original brick was out of MS and went of business years ago. Could not find anything close at all. I matched texture and here I am. I had my mind made up on color but now I am backtracking. I just want to see some homes with pastel cote or paint.
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Mikey, I know the feeling. I once typed the same exact sentence twice when my wife was talking to me.

I recently read an article that was pretty clear that brick should never be painted as it locks in moisture and causes premature failure. Naturally, I can't fn remember where I read the article but Gabe or someone else more educated than I would be able to give you the best advice.

I was thinking it was in Fine Home Building or JLC, but not sure.

To sum-up what I'm saying, before you commit on a color, make sure it's "ok" to paint the bricks in the first place.
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I’m looking at pastelcote from boral brick. My rep and I have tallked about it already but the price versus paint is substantial.

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