I know it’s very soon for yet another Picardy Poll. But that’s for 2 reasons. 1) I love them. And 2) we recently looked at another house that had a partial brick facade. And it got me thinking about brick. And whether or not it should be painted. And where brick should be painted. And if people are as opinionated as I am (Meryl, opinionated? No….) I LOVE POLLS! 🙂
Ohhhh, the debate. I must say, I used to be STAUNCHLY sided on the DO NOT PAINT BRICK side. Now, I’m more in the middle. But this does seem to be a hotly contested one. But there are many factors to consider, and of course, are we talking about the inside, or the outside? Well, how about both.
The things to consider: for me, it totally depends on the space. I love an exposed brick wall and all, but if the brick looks like fucking shit, it’s not as romantic. I feel like on a show like “Rehab Attic” she does all she cna to have brick be exposed in its raw state. And while I totally love that in theory, sometimes I feel like it’s really hurting and might be better painted. Also, if there are no windows or very little light, I’m also not inclined to like it as much because it is a light sucker.
Interior/exterior: I think I am much more likely to leave brick how it stands on the outside. I like a bit of a brick veneer. We don’t have many (if any) brick houses out here because of earthquakes, but there is frequently a nice brick facade on the lower portion of the exterior of ranches here in Oakland. And I like seeing that. Of course, if you watch “Fixer Upper” I don’t think they’ve ever left a brick facade in it’s original brick state, so of course there are some who would always like to paint it.
What about you? Are you always in favor of leaving brick how it is? Or do you hate it? Or do you feel it totally depends on the space? And there are TWO polls for you to take 🙂 And please leave comments also. I’m so interested in this one because there really are so many variables in play.
Interior: To Paint or Not to Paint Brick