If you’re looking to completely transform the look of your home’s exterior, you may not have to do as much work or spend as much money as you think. While there’s always the option to completely change the exterior materials of your walls to update your home, you can opt for a much simpler task: paint your exterior brick walls.
The question is, what’s involved in painting exterior brick walls, and what will the finished product look like? Just as importantly, what does exterior brick painting cost?
Exterior Brick Painting Costs: How Much Will You Pay?
The cost to paint exterior brick walls depends on a few factors, and perhaps the most important is the size of the surface area being painted. The type of home also matters; namely, whether your home is a bungalow or 2-storey. You’ll need to consider the size of the walls that are being painted to determine roughly how much you’ll be spending.
On a per-square-foot basis, it can cost anywhere from $3 to $6 per square foot to paint brick exteriors. On a per project basis, you can expect to pay the following approximated amounts to paint your exterior brick walls:
- 800 to 1,200 s.f.: $4,000 – $7,000
- 1,500 to 2,500 s.f.: $6,000 – $14,000
- 2,500 to 3,500 s.f.: $8,000 – $19,000
What Colour Should You Paint Your Exterior Brick Walls?
Now that you know roughly how much you can expect to pay to pay for an exterior brick painting job, what colour should you choose?
While there are several paint colours that you can choose form, a few tend to be more appropriate and popular among homeowners:
Gray. One of the more commonly-chosen exterior brick paint colours is gray. You can select from a wide array of hues along the gray colour spectrum, depending on your tastes and other elements of your home’s exterior. Gray is a safe, neutral, classic choice, so it won’t go out of style any time soon.
Charcoal. If you’re a little more bold and prefer something a little darker, charcoal might fit the bill. This is a great colour to choose if you are looking for a more rich, sophisticated, luxurious paint for your brick. This colour is also great with lighter trim colours.
Black. Those who are really into the darker, deeper tones might want to consider black for their exterior paint. It’s a nice option that’s bold but clean and crisp, especially when paired with lighter tones.
Taupe. This colour is also really popular if you’re looking for something a little lighter but warm at the same time.
Whatever colour you choose for your exterior brick painting, we can tackle theob for you. Get in touch with us today!