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Painting Concrete, Brick, Stucco

After you clean the surface of concrete, brick or stucco of dirt and grime, you can paint with an exterior latex paint. If you use a finish with a satin sheen it will make it easier to clean in the future.

Removing paint from brick is virtually impossible so think before painting or staining. A good option is to use a water repellent sealer or stain that can offer weather protection.

Stucco is usually painted with an acrylic latex product. Masonry needs to be sealed with an alkali resistant masonry primer. Remember to use a water-based product that allows moisture to pass through on brick in the exposed portion of the foundation. Moisture from the ground and your home escapes harmlessly when the foundation is unpainted or by using a water based product.

Painting Trim, Windows and Doors
It is especially important to take time to paint the trim, windows and doors of your home as well as the body. These elements attract the most attention and give your home character.

Roof and Wall Trim
After priming bare wood, apply caulk to all open seams between trim boards. Be sure to allow the caulk to dry before applying the topcoat. It is best to apply the topcoat with a brush. An angled sash brush works best.

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