Pros and Cons of Painting My Home’s Exterior Brick

Pros and Cons of Painting My Home’s Exterior Brick

Pros and Cons of Painting my home's exterior brick

You may be wondering if painting the exterior brick on your home is a good idea. Doing so is a great way to rejuvenate the look of your home, especially if the bricks are discolored and dated. There are some important factors to consider if you want to paint your home’s exterior brick. We’ve compiled a list of the pros and cons you may experience when painting your home’s exterior brick. 

Pros of Painting Your Home’s Exterior Brick with Rhino Shield

Visually Appealing / Boosts Curb Appeal

We’ve found that white and gray are the most popular colors homeowners choose when painting their exterior brick. People love white houses, and white brick takes a home’s curb appeal to the next level. Painting your exterior brick white will make your home appear larger and make landscaping features pop! 

Weather Protection

Rhino Shield is a ceramic coating that seals completely to your external brick. It creates a protective coating for your home that can withstand harsh weather and protect the brick. Rhino Shield is also designed to resist fading and is guaranteed never to crack, chip, warp, or peel for 25 years!

Paint is Easier to Clean Than Brick

A traditional brick home has many nooks and crannies where dirt can settle. This includes the brick itself and also between the brick on the mortar. Painting your home’s exterior brick with Rhino Shield will create a smooth surface, making cleaning much easier. Pressure washing painted brick is much simpler than pressure washing unpainted brick.

Create Contrast with Two Colors

Painting your exterior brick paves the way for creative opportunity. Consider using two different colors to create a contrast of colors to heighten certain architectural elements of your home.

Cons of Painting Your Home’s Exterior Brick

It May Be Easier To See Dirt 

While it’s true that cleaning a home with painted brick is easier, dirt may show up more on a painted brick house than on an unpainted brick house. This is especially true with lighter colors. The good news is that Rhino Shield is specifically designed to be durable, flexible, and low maintenance. Pressure washing a home coated with Rhino Shield is easy, and you won’t need to worry about stripping the paint away as you clean.

Paint Is Permanent

Once you paint your home’s exterior brick, there’s no going back. You can change the color by painting again, but returning to the original brick will be a hassle.

Moisture Can Be a Problem With Traditional Paint

Unpainted brick can breathe and dry out. When you paint exterior brick with traditional latex or oil-based paint, you may be trapping moisture between the brick and the layer of paint. Consider painting your home’s exterior brick with Rhino Shield to prevent this.

Rhino Shield is a high-build formula designed to repel water and resist algae and mildew growth. Rhino Shield is an excellent choice for homeowners who want to paint their exterior brick. Rhino Shield bonds completely to your brick surface and prevents moisture from penetrating through the paint to the brick.

Paint Your Home’s Exterior Brick With Rhino Shield & Enjoy These Benefits

1. Save On Repainting Every 3 – 5 Years

Less hassle, and easier to maintain overall. Helps with wood repairs, sealing, and caulking. Rhino Shield is a protective paint coating that you can rely on for 25 years!

2. Won’t Chip, Crack, or Peel

Rhino Shield’s waterproofing and bonding capabilities mean that it will protect your home from the elements while still remaining fresh and vibrant without chipping, cracking, or peeling.

3. Can Help Reduce Energy Cost

This ceramic coating system offers an R-value equivalence of 6.89 and is classified as a LOW E coating. This helps to insulate your home which can lower your energy bills, saving you money.

4. Bonds Completely

With typical exterior paint, moisture can penetrate the paint film and get behind it, causing the wood to swell, leaving blisters, cracking, or peeling. Rhino Shield’s commercial exterior paint bonds completely to the surface of your building. You don’t have to worry about peeling and repainting. Our APS primer is unlike any primer on the market in terms of adhesion, penetration, and water sealing.

5. Resists Fading

You may think that after 25 years your building’s color would fade from sun damage. Due to the colorants used in the paint, some colors feature UV protection to help resist fading making sure your building’s color stays bright and vibrant.

6. Helps Repel Water

Rhino Shield is a high build formula that meets even the Miami/Dade wind-driven rain specification. This helps protect your home from the strongest storms and is ideal for coastal environments.

7. Resists Algae & Mildew

Additives in the multi-layered exterior paint provide superior algae and mildew resistance to avoid causing harmful damage to your building that leads to time-consuming and expensive repairs.

8. Allows Surfaces To Breathe

Although Rhino Shield exterior paint bonds completely to your building’s surface, it also allows the surface to breathe, which is how it prevents chipping, cracking, and peeling common with other paints.

9. BASF Tested

Rhino Shield has been extensively tested and certified to ASTM standards by top laboratories including BASF, Momentum, Atlas Labs, and UL certifications. Ongoing testing ensures consistent quality and performance. Rhino Shield exterior paint testing includes accelerated aging tests and confirmed that our product performs as well as we say it will.

10. Class “A” Fire Rating

Rhino Shield exterior paint received a Class “A” fire and smoke rating. In areas prone to wildfires, building with this rating may qualify for discounted insurance.

11. Unlimited Colors

Georgia Coatings offers a wide range of vibrant colors of Rhino Shield exterior paint. We can also match colors from other brands and home improvement stores so you’re sure to find the right look for your building. See our color palettes for inspiration or click here for our final coat visualizer

12. Fully-Transferable 25-Year Warranty

Our 25 year warranty on workmanship and quality ensures that your investment is protected. If you happen to sell your office building in the next 25 years, the warranty transfers to the new owners, potentially earning you more in the sale.

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