Can I cover or paint brick exterior?

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Old 10-01-14, 01:35 PM
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Can I cover or paint brick exterior?

I could use some suggestions on the best way to give this house with white brick and biege siding a new look at the lowest cost possible. Can I cover the brick with stucco or faux stone? Should I paint the brick and then replace the siding? This all came about when our window box fell off, and we decided it's time for a facelift!
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Old 10-01-14, 02:46 PM
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Any of those choices will work, you can even cover the brick with siding. Basically you need to decide what look you want that will fit with your budget. Priming/painting the brick is probably the cheapest option.
 
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I was reading a bunch of posts about moisture between the brick and siding. Should I worry about that?
 
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Old 10-02-14, 05:23 AM
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I'm not sure what you mean Brick is laid with a space between it and the wall and often has weep holes at the bottom. There should be a flashing between the brick and any siding installed above it.
 
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before you start thinking about tearing off brick to see what's behind it, read something else
 
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