Looking for a great solution on painting glazed brick? A paint contractor from the great state of Ohio, emailed a question to us: A home I’m bidding for a paint contract has three areas where there is glazed brick. Can I use Mad Dog Dura-Prime on this? And what is the best way to prepare the surface for priming and painting glazed brick?
We passed the question to Steve Ryan, the original Mad Dog, who answered:
Good question. Traditional latex and oil bonding primers designed for glossy surfaces, such as glazed brick, have excellent adhesion. However, they will become fairly brittle over time. If they are not prepped properly, these types of coatings can pop off the surface under certain conditions or over time. When painting glazed brick, I highly recommend Dura-Last.
Mad Dog Dura-Last can be used on glazed brick. Dura-Last is the perfect long term everyday primer for exterior areas. When applied as the first primer coat, it shouldn’t ever peel as it will adhere directly to the surface and then expand and contract with the weather.
Preparation is key. Sand the glossy areas with a scouring pad. You need to scratch the surface so the primer can bite into it and hold on. As with all paint jobs, make sure the surfaces are dry, clean and free of oils and contaminants.
Apply 1-2 coats of a quality latex paint. I always recommend at least a satin finish for exterior work as it seems to last twice as long as a flat paint or a latex stain.
Good luck and happy painting!
Remember what goes underneath matters.