Painting and decorating isn’t just about sprucing up your interior. Sometimes exteriors need a little TLC, too. The idea of painting bricks and masonry can feel a little daunting compared to the lovely smooth walls inside your home. But don’t let their rough exterior put you off, because we’re here to help. Want to freshen up your uPVC door while you’re at it? Many don’t realise that painting a uPVC door is even possible. Luckily, Dr Dulux is here to guide you on how to expertly paint your exteriors…
Q: How do I prepare my brick walls for painting and what brick paint should I use?
With the right products and a little know-how, painting masonry and brick walls is easier than you’d think. So, let’s get you started:
Step 1. First thing’s first: make sure your brickwork is completely dry and that there’s no wet weather forecast. For the best results, you should aim to paint your brickwork on a dry, mild day.
Step 2. Scrape and brush any loose or flaky material from the brickwork, including any dirt or grease. If there are areas of mould or lichen, treat the wall with Dulux Weathershield Multi-Surface Fungicidal Wash.
Step 3. Use a natural bristle masonry brush to apply two coats of Dulux Weathershield All Weather Protection Smooth Masonry Paint. Leave 4 hours between coats. Allow your brick wall paint to dry completely, then admire your newly refreshed wall.