Brodie and Sarita sitting looking at their brick wall

How we took it on from start to finish

Sarita:

“We wanted to give our feature brick wall a subtle facelift to complement the rest of our outdoor projects. We kept our colour scheme in-line with our fence – using our all-time favourite, Dulux White on White™.

Taking on our brick project means we made sure we prepped really well beforehand to avoid little imperfections showing up after painting. We did this by checking for water damage, chips and holes, and brushed away loose sand and grout between the bricks. We were able to fill in all the areas with new grouting and started washing the wall with a stiff brush. By the time we were done with it, it was completely dirt-free and ready to be painted.

When it came to hard to reach areas, we used an angled brush with Dulux Weathershield to paint the grout.

After that, we loaded our paint roller and started rolling in an ‘M’ pattern – which we’d been told was the proper technique to get smooth, even coats. We continued in the same pattern until the whole wall was fully covered. Our first coat dried in just under two hours so we were able to do one more coat and before we knew it our job was done!”

Sarita and Brodie’s tip:

Before our paint dried, we used an unloaded roller from top left to gently roll down to the base in a straight line. Do this again and again until each line merges with the other.

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“A lot of older brick walls or exteriors have many defects that you can’t spot straight away. That’s why when you’re prepping brick, make sure you are super thorough to see if it has any water damage or other defects that might affect your final result.”
— Brodie

Before, during and after

Check out the progress shots from our brick wall transformation.

What we used to take on the brick wall

  • Drop sheets
  • Medium-size angled brush
  • Paint tray
  • Roller frame
  • 18mm nap roller cover
  • Paint stirrer
  • Extension pole for hard to reach areas
  • Dulux Weathershield Low Sheen

Sarita and Brodie’s tip:

Make sure you stir your paint at the start for consistent colour across your outdoor project.

Sarita and Brodie sanding and masking their brick wall
Can of Dulux Weathershield on a brick door step

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