Elevate your brick.
Nothing says class and stability like a brick home. Yet, over time, those red clay squares can leave you with your fair share of streaks and wear. This is especially the case if you're rocking a ranch-style home built around the 1970s. Over time, even the best-laid masonry work will begin to show signs of its age.
Thankfully, you're already working with some pretty solid bones, so you don't need to invest in a total overhaul. Brick buildings are designed to last 100 years or more, so you've got a great foundation! All it takes to get that brick looking good as new is a little handiwork.
If it's streaking and discoloration you're battling, pressure washing services
can get your brick bright and clean in no time. If you're comfortable using a pressure washing machine yourself, give it a go but be sure to follow all safety precautions. If you're inexperienced, calling a professional is often your best bet.
Another way to transform those bricks and breathe new life into your home's exterior? A fresh coat of paint! Try painting your brick a fresh and bright shade to up your curb potential and give passersby something to smile about. Love the look of red brick but want a slightly different patina? Try the German Smear
technique! This trendy look is all the rage and is easier than you might think. You'll essentially spread wet mortar over the bricks, then remove a little before it dries for an Old World look that screams farmhouse chic.