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
Karl Crowder answered.

I’m sure it is just old mortar that has taken a beating.  This is typical for many older brick homes. All part of the prep.
 
The Mor-Flexx is a textured caulking so it is good for cracks and filling areas not to deep, 1/4 inch maybe a little more.  It will shrink as it dries so 2 applications might be needed for deep areas.  If there is extensive areas needing more then re-pointing is recommended. This isn’t overly hard to do with a little patience, I’m sure there is a YouTube vid that is useful.