planty:117933 wrote:Anyone know of any articles online or books that cover brickwork painting?
I had a reasonable go with some redbrick on a platform building but wouldn't mind reading up on what others have done before starting on the church.
I can't point you to any specific online articles but the basic technique is pretty easy and is much the same for brick or stone.:
Personally I start with the mortar. I mix up some mortar colour and paint the entire structure, ensuring it gets into the mortar courses.
Pick a base colour that is approximately what you want the building to look like when finished. Paint the whole thing in that colour - a small foam roller does a pretty good job and avoids getting too much into the mortar.
Next get various colours that are lighter and darker than the base and mix SMALL quantities of different shades. Randomly paint individual bricks/stones, spread across the entire building.
When that paint mix is used up, mix another one and repeat.
Of course, each batch will be a slightly different colour, which is exactly the point, and why you must randomly pick out bricks/stones across the building.
There is no need to paint every individual brick/stone and when you stand back and look at it, as long as the shaded variation is random but even, and the overall colour is what you want, thats it.
This is the basic technique I used on my post office and village shop:
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I note you say about using Humbrols. I've used ordinary bog-standard emulsion on foam boards with no problems after several years outside. You might have problems with Humbrol attacking your foam?