Brick is one of the most popular building materials. It provides structures their unmatched aesthetic appeal and low-maintenance qualities. Even so, a brick home exterior still needs upkeep to prevent damage that may affect its structural integrity.
Palmetto Ceramic Coatings, one of the best painting contractors in the area, shares tips on how to maintain your brick exterior.
Use a garden hose with a spray nozzle to remove any loose dirt sticking to the surface of the brick wall. A cup of bleach mixed with a gallon of water can be applied with a scrub brush for parts of the exterior that have gathered moss, mold or mildew. Before you start scouring the brick, wet it first with water to prevent the material from absorbing the bleach.
Dealing With Water Damage
Water damage can compromise the composition of the brick exterior. It can be caused by either a splash back or rising damp. The former involves cracks on the mortar joints and brick as a result of rainfall. The latter, meanwhile, happens when groundwater seeps up, leaving behind salt crystals after the water has evaporated. Exterior painters recommend repairing such problems before considering the next point.
Repainting the Brick Surface
When your brick home exterior looks outdated, you might want to consider repainting it. However, instead of typical paint, use a ceramic coating like Rhino Shield®. For this, you need an experienced painting contractor like us.
Our patented ceramic coating products don’t just leave your home looking brand new. When applied, it protects the material against the elements and helps prevent mold and mildew from infesting the structure. The coating also provides insulation for your home, helping you save on energy bills. More importantly, you’re less likely to have your brick repainted again once Rhino Shield is applied.
Reach out to us today to give your brick exterior the enhance appearance it deserves. You can also expect our painters for outside of house to inspect and repair any apparent brick damage before we install Rhino Shield. Call (843) 284-9398, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Greenville, SC, residents.