Attention, business owners! Do you think your options are limited when it comes to sprucing up the brick walls on the outside of your commercial space? Think again! Our professional commercial painters at Pro 1 can help you bring new life to your building by painting the brick walls.
Brick is a tricky surface to properly paint, so you’ll be doing yourself (and your business) a favor when you hire our licensed painters. All of our painters are highly skilled and up to date with the latest trends and techniques. You will be able to rest easy knowing that your commercial painting project will be beautiful and worry-free!
What Makes Brick Difficult?
Unless you know brick very well – like our professional painters do – brick brings a number of challenges to an exterior painting project. Brick is a great layer of protection for your house. When the brick is in its natural state, it can breathe, which allows it to provide good protection against various kinds of weather. Quickly covering the brick with a coat of paint takes away that ability to breathe, and it can also lead to the possibility of trapped moisture, which can degrade the brick.
Additionally, if you paint the brick and later want to remove that paint, it is a painstakingly difficult task. Not only can it damage the brick, it also requires a tremendous amount of time.
Why Paint Brick at All?
After hearing all of that, why would anyone want to paint brick? We’re glad you asked. If the brick has already been painted, it will eventually require a little TLC. This could be done by touching up the previous paint job or it could mean completely changing what was there before. Either way, it is important to use a mineral- or silicate-based paint that is designed to be breathable.
If the brick is already damaged, it may be more cost-effective to paint the brick to clean up the look instead of taking on the costly project of fixing all of the issues. All brick is different, and it’s important to note that some brick actually benefits from being painted. This is particularly true in older homes where the bricks were manufactured by hand instead of machine. The layer of paint on these kinds of bricks can offer weather protection that the bricks alone cannot provide. However, these kinds of brick do require special milk paint or lime-based whitewash.
How Do I Know What My Brick Painting Project Needs?
To truly answer this question, we highly recommend you contact our certified painters at Pro 1. Not only can we help you figure out what kind of paint is best for your exterior brick, we can also tell you why we make the recommendations we do. Our painters are committed to doing top-notch work at every job we take on. We also believe in the importance of open and honest communication with clients. We want you to be completely happy with the finished project.
If you are ready to update the look of your commercial business space, contact Pro 1 Painters for a free quote today!