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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 03:49 PM

It’s been years since I helped someone do this, but I recall it took an incredible amount of paint. We rolled (this was in the early 70’s) and the roller didn’t get everything, so we had to go back with brushes and touch up the spots on the primer coat. Spraying would have been so much easier. We did 2 coats, obviously the first one was the most work. But we primed (and I recall that being a masonry primer of some kind), then top coated with a latex house paint. Pretty sure just one coat would not have hid the color of the bricks. Can’t help with the airless sprayer concerns. I know you said this was for a relative, but you might want to try and palm this off onto someone else.

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