FINISHED BRICK WALL

We loved Sharon’s facebook video about painting a brick wall.  Sharon put a post together with great pictures and tips on using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint to paint on brick walls.  See more pictures and tips HERE!

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I love Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint for it’s authentic rustic aged look and that was the exact feel I wanted for our brick wall. A rustic French Country weathered wall!

As I mention in the video above, I started out using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in the colour, Grainsack.

The bricks were quite porous and really soaked up that Grainsack, making the off white look darker than I was wanting for the finished look. So I went over with a second coat of paint in the MMSMP colour Farmhouse White.

You can see here the difference in the coats where I’ve painted the Farmhouse White:Brick wall painted with MMSMP

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Questions about Painting Brick Walls with Milk Paint?

I had a LOT of comments and favourable feedback on the short video I posted on Facebook (see video above). Here are a few that I’ll answer here, in case you have similar questions.

Q: Do you think you could do this same process on exterior brick?

Answer: Yes, you can use on external bricks, especially since the bricks are so porous and the paint soaks right in. If in doubt about your particular bricks/surface, I’d test it on some spare bricks and put them out in the elements for a while and see how they hold up. You can also seal it using Miss Mustard Seed’s Tough Coat Sealer for added protection.

before-1-1024x576 Q: Did you add any bonding agent?

Answer: No, I didn’t need to add Miss Mustard Seed’s Bonding Agent because the brick surface was quite porous and therefore the paint soaks in. Bonding Agent is usually only necessary on non-porous surfaces to assist with the paint adhesion to slick surfaces.

Q: Will you seal the painted surface?

Answer: No, I don’t intend to seal the milk paint on this surface. It is a porous surface and the MMS Milk Paint has adhered really well, and I know there will not be any hard wearing on the surface – it’s a wall and no one is going to be using it. I thought I’d just leave it natural and rustic – no need for Furniture Wax or Tough Coat Sealer.

Q: What if you wanted the bricks to look even more rustic and weathered than this?

Answer: I had thought about this, and may even do this one day. For a more distressed, rustic look, simply sand back as much as you like on any areas of brick, removing the paint until you are happy with the look you are after.before-1024x576

If you have any other questions, please feel free to comment below and I’d be happy to answer them.

I hope this post has encouraged you to think outside the box when using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint as there are so many different applications for this all natural, eco friendly paint.

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2 thoughts on “FINISHED BRICK WALL

  1. jo

    Great looking! I do love a natural brick wall – but only when the brick itself is inherently beautiful to my eye. Lots of brick walls are Not…and, I also love a white painted brick wall. My problem is worrying about how much paint will be needed. How Much paint did this wall actually require? In past efforts, I have used a Lot of regular paint on brick surfaces to get a finish that looked good and/or intentional and not too ‘whitewashed’ or sloppy. In addition to wondering about possibly too costly for me amounts of milk paint, I am wondering if sealing the brick first might cut down on the amount of paint? Has anyone tried this? I would prefer to avoid any regular paint in the future or any chemical laden sealer products.

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