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Old 04-11-2015, 09:07 AM   #1
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I have done plenty interior white washing but never on brick.

What products are good? How does one go about applying it?
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I have done plenty interior white washing but never on brick.

What products are good? How does one go about applying it?
Hey Dave. If it were me, I would use a latex or oil paint thinned out somewhat. You'd have to test that, not too drippy.

Roll it on, scrub in the crevices with a cheap brush that you will throw away. Wipe off surface with a rag.

Just going to add- remember pure white over brick may tend to look pink. You want more of a dirty white or beige color to compensate for the brick color.

So, basically get it on there, wipe most of it off. Use whatever product you're comfortable with.

Now let everyone else come along and tell you a better way. Good luck.
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Hey Dave. If it were me, I would use a latex or oil paint thinned out somewhat. You'd have to test that, not too drippy.

Roll it on, scrub in the crevices with a cheap brush that you will throw away. Wipe off surface with a rag.

So, basically get it on there, wipe most of it off. Use whatever product you're comfortable with.

Now let everyone else come along and tell you a better way. Good luck.
I would do that, but I don't know if you're feeling cranky this morning.

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I would do that, but I don't know if you're feeling cranky this morning.

How ya been lately?
I'm sure you know a better way to do just about everything.
I'm never too cranky to talk to you.

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Do you mean lime based paint?
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Hey Dave. If it were me, I would use a latex or oil paint thinned out somewhat. You'd have to test that, not too drippy.

Roll it on, scrub in the crevices with a cheap brush that you will throw away. Wipe off surface with a rag.

Just going to add- remember pure white over brick may tend to look pink. You want more of a dirty white or beige color to compensate for the brick color.

So, basically get it on there, wipe most of it off. Use whatever product you're comfortable with.

Now let everyone else come along and tell you a better way. Good luck.
Thanks Lynn I figured it was about like that.
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I would try to get some of the Same Bricks if Possible First.... Some of the Red Bricks are Different Shades Etc. It depends what your trying to Accomplish Dave... Will the Wash be White ? Off White. . You need to Test that on the Bricks to see the Effect. How Thin does the Wash Need to Be.. You Will know better when you Apply it on the Bricks... Then you can make any Adjustments Accordingly . I Always Test Things...




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Bingo. Test and samples. Pavers can be picked up at lowes or home depot for maybe 50 cents or less a brick
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Something I haven't seen anyone try out or recommend or suggest would be to get a concrete stain, tinted or maybe even just stock white. Thin it and do the wash. That way it penetrates into the brick.

Just a thought.

H&C solid concrete stain comes to mind. I've used it to paint bricks red and it works great. Soaks in and very hard to take it back off. Interior should last as long as the house i figure.

Good luck and let us know what u used!
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I would try to get some of the Same Bricks if Possible First.... Some of the Red Bricks are Different Shades Etc. It depends what your trying to Accomplish Dave... Will the Wash be White ? Off White. . You need to Test that on the Bricks to see the Effect. How Thin does the Wash Need to Be.. You Will know better when you Apply it on the Bricks... Then you can make any Adjustments Accordingly . I Always Test Things...




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Michael as of right now she wants white. There is no way to get a test brick from the HO, I have to hit HD and pick a few up to do samples on. I have white washed many times just not brick.
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Here's a thought....how about first applying a thinned down clear semi-gloss acrylic then the white? Think about trying to white wash or glaze a flat finished wall. I tried white washing some corner stones on a house a long time ago with very thinned down exterior satin house paint and ended up having to wire brush it down because I couldn't control the saturation level. What I thought was going to be easy $, turned out to be pretty frustrating until I put the clear down. My .02
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Good advice. Or use a masonry sealer, it would prevent any color bleed from the brick ,give you ample working time as to avoid laps and if your first attempt provides to much coverage you can wash it off easier.
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I might work fro the bottom up. Especially if controlling saturation is an issue.

Pre-sealing the brick would probably eliminate this requirement.
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Bingo. Test and samples. Pavers can be picked up at lowes or home depot for maybe 50 cents or less a brick
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The nice thing about Bricks is that you have Stoping Points... You'll have No Problem At All...you can show her an Individual Brick for Approval... Also if the Grout will be Stained that would be Ideal.... I think if it were me I would simplify it by using just a Thinned out Paint Product...



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Dave, I would NOT seal the brick beforehand as others have suggested.

That would prevent the authentic look of this finish from being realized. Seriously, it's easy enough to get most of the stuff off if a mistake is made.Just gotta be fast.

Don't overthink it. It's not rocket science.
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Dave, I would NOT seal the brick beforehand as others have suggested.

That would prevent the authentic look of this finish from being realized. Seriously, it's easy enough to get most of the stuff off if a mistake is made.Just gotta be fast.

Don't overthink it. It's not rocket science.
I agree in part with what you're saying. However, the type or age of the brick should be considered.

Not all bricks are created equal. Cincinnati has thousands of homes with hard brick on the fronts and soft brick on the remaining sides. The soft may require a pre-sealing to gain a uniform look.
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I agree in part with what you're saying. However, the type or age of the brick should be considered.

Not all bricks are created equal. Cincinnati has thousands of homes with hard brick on the fronts and soft brick on the remaining sides. The soft may require a pre-sealing to gain a uniform look.
Yeah, you need to test porosity first then formulate your material & method.
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I agree in part with what you're saying. However, the type or age of the brick should be considered.

Not all bricks are created equal. Cincinnati has thousands of homes with hard brick on the fronts and soft brick on the remaining sides. The soft may require a pre-sealing to gain a uniform look.
Yeah, I respect what your saying. This is an interior,from OP.


A uniform appearance is rarely the goal in a distressed,random finish.
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I think of y'all often. Hope things are well,Mr.Cancer.
Try Craigslist.

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