The other 3 walls are going to be pumpkin. my wife chose the color for the brick wall. It looks less institutional in person. Good advice though!the_bird said:Doesn't look very "playroom"-ey as-is, but painting the grout is a b*tch of a job. Is there going to be anything on the walls? Personally, I'd paint the whole thing something warmer and less institutional-looking.
That makes me think that a good brewery name would bema2brew said:Sorry, but I say paint the grout. Now if it was for a teenage boy, say one who's just learning to appreciate Pink Floyd, I would say leave it.
I am using a 3/4 nap. it doesn't go to the groutthe_bird said:So, let's give him advice for the best way to paint the grout. When I did a similar job, I attacked it with an old brush that I beat the hell out of. Probably better to get a roller with the thickest nap (that the right term?) you can find, right?
I just painted the brick this morning. The brick wall is an 60's pink/orange and it is really dated. I fought my wife for 5 years and finally gave in. What you see in the picture is my handy work from this morning.rdwj said:I don't think I'd paint the grout or the brick. I like the way brick looks and even added some brick veneer walls during my basement remodel.
Remember, it won't be a playroom forever - think of what it might be after that and don't do something to a wall that looks sort of cool just for the short term. Personally, I think I'd consider ways to use what's there as part of the overall theme of the room.
You could add various art works to the wall, perhaps a big blackboard or some posters.
uglygoat said:so you painted each individual brick, without getting any on the grout? you're a real michaelangelo! i'da rolled the snot out of that wall and called it a day...:rockin: