Suggestions for Painting Thin Brick Properly Suggestions for Painting Thin Brick Properly

Painting thin brick can be a very delicate chore that may take a little time. Bricks require a different form when it comes to painting them and having patience is very important in this operation. But with a little bit of effort the job can be done successfully.

Obtain the Right Tools

In order to paint thin brick you will need to have:

  • a wire brush
  • gloves
  • plastic drop cloth
  • paint brushes
  • paint thinner
  • oil based paint 
  • a paint tray

Be sure that all of these items are on hand. The plastic drop cloth will protect areas around the brick while the painting is going on.

Clean the Bricks First

Before starting the paint job be sure to clean the bricks with the wire brush. This will get rid of any dirt or grime. Also be sure to clean between the joints.

Get the Right Paint

Always add paint thinner to your paint before painting thin brick. The paint should also be oil based since this will give it a satisfying look.

Add a Second Coat

Always add a second coat of paint to the brick once the first coat has dried. By doing this the surface will have a more rich colour to it.

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