PAINT EXTERIOR VIRGIN 80 YR OLD VIRGIN BRICK

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marlavender asked 7 months ago

HI- NOT SHOUTING- EYE ISSUE
PAINTING VIRGIN 80YR OLD BRICK A WHITE COLOR NEXT WEEK. 

  1. LOXIN (NOT XP) THEN 2 COATS ACRYLIC
  2. BEN MOORE ULTRA SPEC (A BIT LESS EXPENSIVE) 2 COATS ACRYLIC
  3. ARE THESE BOTH ELASTOMERIC?
  4. CAN ELASTOMERIC BREATH?
  5. RECOMMEND MORTAR FILLER/CAULK ETC FOR ANY LEFTOVER OLES AFTER PRIMER?
  6. HOW TO PREVENT ‘GREEN’ MOLD LATER DOWN ROAD-SOMEONE ACTUALLY TOLD US TO USE KILLZ PRIMER
  7. GOT SCARED READING ELASTOMERIC EVENTUALLY PEELS- DOES IT
  8. WHEW! THANK YOU
11 Answers
marlavender answered.

Much Appreciation- using
1.phosphate free TSP by Savogran with scrubber wand-dry out
2, Loxon XP t(inted sw Origami White) -dry out
3. 1 coat duration Origmai white
Excited – nothing like a new pint to brighten everything including your day!

Karl Crowder answered.

Sound like a good plan.  Everyday is brighter with a good pint. Wait, are we talking about paint?

marlavender answered.

Hello – one last question-to tint the LOXON XP or not- using an off white color for the brick. Is there a pro/con to tinting the XP? or nay masonry for that  matter?
And we were talking about paint but pint are great too! especially the green ones on St Pattys Day 🙂

Karl Crowder answered.

Might a well tint the Loxon XP.  It can be tinted in any medium color including pastels and whites. There is no con to tinting since your going to top coat, make the coat of paint cover better.

marlavender answered.

Hello! It is me again- after closer inspection the side of the house which faces north has significant mortar missing. there are only 2 brick sides on the house-front and north facing which has no gutter so rain a nd snow and wind hit this area and the sun never shines on it. The front of the house mortar is good but the side is missing mortar between the windows on the upper level-not the lower level- I have a theory that weather beating against the house on the north side has caused this-but who knows bad batch  of mortar when it was installed in 1936? Anyway one of you mentioned MOR-FILL. SO I had planned to just go over all of it with LOXON XP and fill in whatever dint (ricky ricardo- lol ) get covered with MOr-FILL but not sure I dont have to hire someone to point the brick first- UGHHH! more expense. It is like when I paint interior brick – I Just roll it on with a thick roller to go into all mortar joints and it works- I dont know if I can or should try to get away with it here on exterior??? I had a mason come by and say that it must be pointed first-any input/experience is appreciated 🙂
 
*also tried attachind dropping, box kept asking for ‘source’