Are you fed up with your house? Of course not! You might think so sometimes, but a simple coat of paint works wonders and once painted your home is like new. In addition, you can apply a new coat of paint to your facade yourself. Here's how to do it
How to paint an exterior brick wall? We show you step by step how to proceed.
Step 1: prepare the exterior walls.
♦Clean the exterior walls with water and bleach. Remember to protect the lawn or plants first.
♦Rinse with clean water and scrub with a stiff brush. Tip: If you use a pressure washer, allow the wall to dry sufficiently.
Step 2: Protect all around your exterior wall before painting.
♦Cover walkways, terraces or paving stones with a tarp.
♦Protect the frames, gutters,… with UV resistant masking tape.
♦Protect the windows with a tarp.
Step 3: Paint the exterior wall in 6 steps
- Mix the base coat paint well and pour it into a paintbrush.
- Apply primer to the wall paint by section of about 1 m².
- Allow sufficient drying, observing the drying times indicated on the label.
- Repaint the exterior wall with a topcoat.
- Remove the masking tape while the paint is still wet.
A new colour for your facade? Take inspiration from these 7 colourful holiday destinations.
Do you want to repaint your facade but you lack inspiration? How about taking a look at what's happening in other skies? These 7 vacation destinations are a real catalogue of paintings.
- Cinque Terre, Italy
- if the place had come straight out of an artist's imagination… The colourful facades of Cinque Terre are absolutely magnificent. These five charming little coastal villages are a must-see for anyone staying in Liguria.
- St. John's, Canada
Jellybean Row is a row of ocean-view homes located in the city of St. John's, Canada. In the old days, fishermen painted their facade in a bright colour, hence the name Jellybean: colourful candies. This way, they could recognize their home from afar when they were at sea.
- Jodhpur, India
One day, all the priests in Jodhpur began to paint their houses in a 'divine' blue colour. By doing this, they wanted to distinguish themselves from the lower castes. Quickly, everyone followed suit, which today makes the city one of the most colourful in the world.
- Wroclaw, Poland
When you think of Poland, you don't immediately associate this country with a colourful holiday destination. And yet, Wroclaw demonstrates the opposite. Here, neither grey nor dull colour. And during the holiday months, it is a real pleasure to stroll between these multicoloured historic buildings.
- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
To revitalize the poorest districts of the city, the municipality of Rio De Janeiro called on the Dutch artists Haas & Hahn. For their artistic project, the two Dutch dipped their brushes in the most colourful paint cans to transform the disadvantaged favelas into joyful works of art.
- Juzcar, Spain
As a publicity stunt for the 3D film The Smurfs, all the facades of this Spanish village have been completely painted blue. Today, 5 years later, all Juzcareños still live in bright blue houses.
- Nyhavn, Denmark
It was originally a fishing port where the boats of strong sea dogs came to moor. Then, the place was frequented by people of light morals. Nyhavn, a district of Copenhagen, has a rich history. Today, its quays and buildings host a host of bars, cafes and restaurants. It is one of the main tourist attractions in the city.
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