Brick has been used as a building material since long before the three little pigs. But mid-century brick is particularly well suited to the ethos of modernist designers: it is humble, honest, tactile and capable of both great simplicity and great variety. Let’s talk about why you should not paint brick, and why you should especially not paint mid-century brick!
There are a number of problems with painting mid-century brick, including aesthetics, technical issues and maintenance headaches.
Note: this was originally posted Feburary 2019. It has been updated and now includes a podcast episode for those who’d rather listen than read!Continue reading “Please, Don’t Paint Your Mid-Century Brick”