Updating brick exterior

One of the most popular posts I have ever written was about painted brick houses (click here to see post).

I receive literally dozens of emails every month about painted brick from people considering painting their brick and looking for advice on the color of paint to use.

To accentuate the bungalow's clean lines, a new porch railing was added, and the old roof was replaced with faux slate.

Tired aluminum siding was exchanged for prefinished planking.

Painting, unless it is meticulously done with high quality, vapor permeable, masonry paint, tends to trap the dampness and cause your bricks to crumble, often within as short a period as 5 to 10 years. While coating brick walls with a shade of sunny yellow or crisp white will certainly brighten the appearance of your property, you may be dismayed to find that it's not easy to paint brickwork with a professional touch, and it will sharply increase the amount of maintenance your home's exterior requires.It is durable and doesn't peel or bubble, even in harsh weather conditions; in fact, its "built-in" color actually develops an attractive patina as it ages.View the before and after pictures to see the transformation.You will see why countless clients searching for a qualified painter in Louisville Kentucky and qualified contractor in the Greater Louisville area have hired Chuck Rader and his team.