Paint Or Not To Paint - Click Here For Amazing Results For Painting Brick Homes!

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Paint Or Not To Paint?- Click Here For Amazing Results

Everyone knows that brick homes last forever, right?  Remember the story of the three little pigs?  As a child, we were told the story to illustrate that brick homes are strong and last forever.  No where in the story did anyone mention that brick homes would someday become outdated!

Because bricks are made of clay, colors may differ due to the different origins of the clay. Thus making it hard to match bricks over a long period of time.  Brick makers may choose to make the brick any shape or size, thus making it a very marketable product.  As we know, marketable products change constantly, therefore, out dating themselves quickly.

Here are a few before and after photos that I wanted to share with you.  Don't be afraid to recommend exterior painting to your client.

 My husband and I purchased this home that was built in the 70's.  The cinder block home had been sitting vacant for over a year. The chocolate colored vinyl was the first thing to be primed and painted.  The painting was done before the roof was replaced, so that over spray would not effect the new roof.

Since I suggested that the vinyl be updated with a new color, I was elected to do some of the painting.

 Yes, proper gear and the best equipment really does make a difference!
    The results were amazing.  The cinder block was finished with stucco.  Columns were replaced with nice wood columns.  The porch was finished with slate tiles and new black shutters completed the beautiful home.  All of the work was done without damaging the 100 year old tree that stood in front of the home.  This home was purchased for $81,000.00 and after repairs, it sold for $249,000.00.


This next home was one of a local investor. The investor needed an updated look for this really outdated home.  
 Although the photos do not show it, there is miss matched bricks from side to back of home.

 By the time the investor had asked me to help with the updating process, he had already had a new roof put on the house.  This dictated what colors could be used on the brick.  I chose a coordinating color for the brick and a cream color vinyl with white trim.  The investor replaced all the windows, changed the soffits and fascia to vinyl, then added vinyl siding to the home.  As a result, the home had a fresh new look.

Lets face it, everything needs a little face lift after awhile.  Painting is a simple and inexpensive way to achieve a great new look.  Don't be afraid to suggest exterior painting to your clients.

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Patty Hill - Hill & Associates, LLC Real Estate Team - Prudential Southern Coast Real Estate






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Brittany Stewart
Luxe Realty Group - Plano, TX
Making Dallas Home

Very nice!  Love the first home.  I'm not usally a big fan of painting brick, but you did a great job!

Nov 29, 2009 03:58 PM #1
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

The first home was very dramatic result of the painting.  Now after the painting that home is beautiful.

Nov 29, 2009 04:11 PM #2
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

You really did achive great results with both homes.  Wonderful paint recommendations!!!

Nov 29, 2009 04:25 PM #3
Beth Lester
Beth Lester Designs - Torrance, CA
Home Staging & Interior Decorating

Can you give us more details on what kind of paint you used & how many coats?  Primer, I presume?

Nov 29, 2009 04:55 PM #4
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Patty - Significant improvement on both homes!

I work with a local investor here in Atlanta that flips many brick homes. Fortunately, he understands the value in painting the brick and in fact, relies on me for making the color choices. I'll post some before and after pictures soon.

Congratulations. Your home staging is being featured in the group Staging Before & After Pictures.


Nov 29, 2009 10:05 PM #5
Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell - Bloomfield Township, MI

Absolutely wonderful.

I haven't had the opportunity to recommend painting brick yet.  Now I'll be confidant to do so

Nov 30, 2009 07:53 AM #6
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Ah, to paint or not to paint... that is the question!  I say paint it!  Why do people have a problem with painting wood and brick?  I love what you've done.  Good job.

Nov 30, 2009 02:51 PM #7
Patti Glover
Stage It In A Day! - Moorpark, CA
CISS,RESA, Home Staging, Ventura County CA, Conejo Valley, LA

We don't have brick homes here in California (earthquakes!), but we do have brick fireplaces, which so often are discolored by the fires and make the room seem dark.  Some homeowners refuse to paint the brick (or wood as Sally mentioned above) and I just don't get can make a tremendous difference.  Congratulations on your successful flipping!

Dec 01, 2009 11:47 AM #8
Patty Hill, BIC
Local Homes and Land, Inc - Summerville, SC
Local Homes and Land, Inc

Brittany, Mark and Linda,  Thanks,  The first home is my favorite too!

Dec 04, 2009 10:41 AM #9
Patty Hill, BIC
Local Homes and Land, Inc - Summerville, SC
Local Homes and Land, Inc

Beth,  The primer was Kilz II latex primer (one coat).  Exterior paint was an exterior Acrylic latex paint.  My favorite is Sherwin Williams brand.  The stucco top coat was colored with Elastomeric.  Hope this helps.

Kathy- the renovations were a lot of fun.  Thanks for the feature!

Virginia,  I too was nervous so I tried it several times on my own properties and I loved it.  

Sally, I agree...What is the question?? LOL

Patti, thanks.  Paint works wonders on fireplaces!

Dec 04, 2009 10:51 AM #10
Anthea Click
Fresh Perspectives - - Franklin, TN
Nashville Home Stager - Selling Nashville, TN homes quickly!


These houses are absolutely adorable. What a great job you did!

Dec 05, 2009 01:40 PM #11
Nancy Maurer
Whitehall Interiors & Home Staging LLC - Sparta, NJ
Home Stager - Serving No. NJ

Patty, The transformation, particularly with the first house pictured, is really amazing.  Great job!

Dec 07, 2009 01:43 AM #12
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