Subscribe to Answers
love them. I have a brick walk to my house and they are painted.
It depends on the color and style of the house.
If it is done well it can be beautiful!
I like it if it is done well.
Depends on the entire presentation. One thing however, brick is brick
Richie Alan Naggar
Anthony Acosta - ALLAT...
Personally, I like them natural. My daughter bought a red brick home in a neighborhood of red brick homes and wanted her house to stand out. She had professional painters come in and paint the bricks white and added black shutters. It definitely stands out and is beginning to grow on me.
However, I wonder about the upkeep in the Wilmington, N.C. salt air. I'm afraid it won't look so good as it begins to chip and flake off exposing the red brick underneath.
DEANNA EARLY - - ...
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
I like it natural.
Might be ok until it starts flaking then it looks like ****!
Candice A. Donofrio
Fort Mohave, AZ
Not a fan
Nope, not a fan of painted brick. We had a house with a brick FP painted white - hated it, but never changed it before we sold
I don't care...Suzanne sure would!
Not a fan - I lke the look of natural brick
Panama City, FL
I have no opinion on this one way or another. Personally, I don't particularly care for brick inside a home. As a siding material... ok. Not for decor.
Cocoa Beach, FL
I'm not a big fan of painted bricks. I like them to be natural.
Not a fan of painted brick. Once painted, you'll never go back to original brick. If its a fireplace and ugly brick, I would paint it or even tile over it.
It's usually best to not paint brick. But if painted, the proper paint should be used. If fireplace profile inside is painted, the type of paint used isn't as critical. Brick, when done correctly, is maintenance free. Painting exterior brick with wrong paint can lead to numerous problems.
I dislike them....alot....it's fake looking no matter how well you select a color...
Guess it depends on the overall effect as several others have said. If it is in good condition and fits well with surrounding leave it natural.
Depending on the technique used. I have seen mostly painted brick which in my opinion has completely ruined the look.
I like the natural brick look.
Agreed but sometimes it's so ugly something has to be done. On Pinterest I have a board that is devoted to fireplace remodels. Instead of painting it, update it.
I think of the 'loft' kinds of things & can't imagine paying extra if it's painted.
Sometimes it looks nice.
Painted brick can be beautiful. My parents had a bonded brick home and had it Ken a texed. A livetime warranty. It was beautiful. That was many years ago.
I am not a fan ... I prefer the natural look.
I could say any of the above, depending. I've seen it gorgeous, and terrible.
It really is a matter of taste. If the brick is in bad shape, it looks better painted. I love the older bricks, the thicker ones they used to make, so much more character. A
I prefer natural brick. Like you, I cringe when I see painted brick.
Hate it! Once done it cannot be undone well at all.
I just closed a house on Friday where the homeowners have every intention of painting the brick. It is up to them.
Not a fan of painting brick but I see it all the time
In the right setting and with the right surroundings, love it! With the wrong setting/surroundings, not so much.
"love em, hate em, or just don't care"
All of the above depending on the setting. :0)
It depends. On the brick. On the fireplace. Execution matters. So does personal preference.
No painted brick for me thank yoiu ;)
This is one of those case by case questions? Mostly I prefer exposed brick!
Good morning Tammy. I hardly ever paint brick unless they are such a mess, them I'll do it.
Tammy Lankford - painted Bricks!
Now Bricks are identified by the characteristics - the main one being color. So when we paint it over the original color...
By house has these sort of mustard color bricks and could use some paint.
I like natural brick.
You can get so many different natural brick colors, why paint it?
I really hate the looks of painted bricks
It depends on the use...typically not my preference but I have seen some really ugly brick at times
I prefer natural.
Prefer it without the paint, but accept it if it is.
Hate painted bricks, especially when the paint starts to peel and chip.
I think it can improve the looks of the house especially if the brick color is ugly or dated but all I can think about is the extra maintenance and cost to keep it looking good.
If it's purple, then yes. Just kidding.
I'm not a big fan of brick (indoors) as it looks dated and makes space look larger. Often when painted white, it looks better. But, the better solution is to replace/build around it with natural stone.
LOL on the description of beautiful fireplace.
I am note a proponent of brick inside the home. Red Brick or Used Brick is dated and in my opinion only belongs outside the home. I don't like the look so painted properly would be much more desirable to me.
it has its place , if the brick is installed and going for a diff look. if you are installing they make white brick or many colors
I'm with Roger on this one. If it's brick painted white, like a house a few blocks away from me, it should be a crime. If it is painted a color with warmth, character, etc, then I'm happier with it.
I think brick has its own beauty, but if done right, could be a pretty mural.
I prefer natural myself
Unless we know what inspired the painting of the brick, casting judgment would not be advised. A chimney blockage, failed flashing or that ugly rust/iron/sulfur looking stone may be easier to resolve with a new surface.
And like we have said SO MANY TIMES, paint is cheap.
I find a brick wall painted white very appealing. But I can not reveal the color of the wall in the Mid-Florida Regional MLS.
Now, a pristine red brick wall is one I am most likely to preserve.
Tammy Lankford I agree! Natural brick is the only way to go.