painting brick

Old 12-27-01, 10:30 AM
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painting brick

I have a large brick wall in a small house and i am thinking of painting it the same color as the other walls. does anyone have any suggestions...should i do such a thing? does paint stay on brick well? is it more of a pain than it is worth? what are the best procedures for it if i decide to tackle this project? what kind of cleaning agent? what kind of primer? what kind of paint? should i use a sealer?
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Old 12-27-01, 11:37 AM
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Painting interior brick wall

Vacuum or brush away dust. Wash brick with all purpose cleaner and soft brush and let thoroughly dry. Prime with latex masonry primer. Apply latex paint. Flat latex does not like to be washed, so if area will be exposed to lots of activity where soiling might be an issue, then a semi-gloss latex may be preferable as it responds better to an occasional wiping. Sealing should not be necessary.

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