Tammy Lankford,, Broker  GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)

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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

love them.  I have a brick walk to my house and they are painted.

Apr 21, 2016 12:32 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

It depends on the color and style of the house.

Apr 20, 2016 11:56 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

If it is done well it can be beautiful!

Apr 21, 2016 01:15 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I like it if it is done well.

Apr 21, 2016 01:01 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Depends on the entire presentation. One thing however, brick is brick

Apr 20, 2016 11:44 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Like it.

Apr 20, 2016 11:43 PM
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DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
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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.

Apr 21, 2016 04:05 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

I like it natural.

Might be ok until it starts flaking then it looks like ****!

Apr 21, 2016 01:00 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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Not a fan

Apr 20, 2016 11:50 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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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

Apr 20, 2016 11:46 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I don't care...Suzanne sure would!

Apr 20, 2016 11:46 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not a fan - I lke the look of natural brick

Apr 21, 2016 10:09 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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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.

Apr 21, 2016 06:44 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm not a big fan of painted bricks.  I like them to be natural.

Apr 21, 2016 05:11 AM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

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.

Apr 21, 2016 05:07 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

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.

Apr 21, 2016 04:19 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I dislike them....alot....it's fake looking no matter how well you select a color...

Apr 21, 2016 03:35 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

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.

Apr 21, 2016 02:48 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA
REALTOR

Depending on the technique used. I have seen mostly painted brick which in my opinion has completely ruined the look. 

Apr 21, 2016 02:47 AM
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Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale

I like the natural brick look.

Apr 21, 2016 02:27 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

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.

Apr 21, 2016 02:11 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Sometimes it looks nice.

Apr 21, 2016 02:01 AM
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Sandra Steele
Wise Choice Properties, Sedona/Verde Valley Branch - Cottonwood, AZ
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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.

Apr 21, 2016 02:01 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I am not a fan ... I prefer the natural look. 

Apr 21, 2016 01:30 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I could say any of the above, depending. I've seen it gorgeous, and terrible.

Apr 21, 2016 01:19 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tammy,

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

Apr 21, 2016 12:58 AM
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Carol Williams
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I prefer natural brick.  Like you, I cringe when I see painted brick.

Apr 21, 2016 12:01 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Hate it! Once done it cannot be undone well at all.

Apr 20, 2016 11:54 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I just closed a house on Friday where the homeowners have every intention of painting the brick.  It is up to them.

Apr 24, 2016 09:16 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Not a fan of painting brick but I see it all the time

 

Apr 23, 2016 11:43 PM
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John Meussner
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In the right setting and with the right surroundings, love it!  With the wrong setting/surroundings, not so much.

Apr 22, 2016 08:58 AM
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Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

"love em, hate em, or just don't care"

All of the above depending on the setting. :0)

Apr 22, 2016 02:19 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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It depends.  On the brick.  On the fireplace.  Execution matters.  So does personal preference.  

Apr 21, 2016 10:54 PM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

No painted brick for me thank yoiu ;)

Apr 21, 2016 10:24 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

This is one of those case by case questions? Mostly I prefer exposed brick!

Apr 21, 2016 10:07 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Tammy. I hardly ever paint brick unless they are such a mess, them I'll do it.

Apr 21, 2016 07:35 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

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...

Apr 21, 2016 04:25 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
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By house has these sort of mustard color bricks and could use some paint.

Apr 21, 2016 02:23 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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I like natural brick.

Apr 21, 2016 02:15 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN ~ COMPASS RE - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

You can get so many different natural brick colors, why paint it?

Apr 21, 2016 02:14 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I really hate the looks of painted bricks

Apr 21, 2016 12:55 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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It depends on the use...typically not my preference but I have seen some really ugly brick at times

Apr 21, 2016 12:22 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I prefer natural.

 

Apr 21, 2016 12:02 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Prefer it without the paint, but accept it if it is.

Apr 21, 2016 10:53 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Hate painted bricks, especially when the paint starts to peel and chip.

Apr 21, 2016 10:26 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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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.

Apr 21, 2016 10:08 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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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.

Apr 21, 2016 10:04 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

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.

Apr 21, 2016 08:54 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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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

Apr 21, 2016 05:28 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

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.

Apr 21, 2016 04:25 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I think brick has its own beauty, but if done right, could be a pretty mural.

Apr 21, 2016 04:02 AM
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Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
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I prefer natural myself

Apr 21, 2016 03:38 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

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.

Apr 21, 2016 02:53 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Tammy Lankford I agree! Natural brick is the only way to go.

Apr 21, 2016 02:25 AM