I recently wrote a blog article exploring options of painting our brick house – Brick – To paint or not to paint.
It was a big decision to make and an even bigger undertaking, but we (me with the help my amazing mum, until I turned her off ever picking up a paint brush again) did it! We decided against rendering the house because so many houses in our area are rendered and we think painting the brick gives the soft textured look we are after.
Here’s what our place looked like before we started.
And off we went. The video above is mum and me over the period of a day, Damian set up the time lapse.
Here are some before, during and after shots. It took about 6 weekends to complete and a tonne of double strength shale grey exterior paint. Because exterior paint has a primer in it, I ended up doing two coats on the entire two storey house – a huge job!
The side of the house.
The front section.
The huge western wall at the back of the house.
A huge transformation! We are absolutely delighted that our house is looking less ‘old man’ (an old Italian guy used to own it), and more like a home that is loved and adored.
It was worth every tireless hour spent up the ladder to achieve it.
We’d love to know what you think – please leave a comment.