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Friday Question of the Day – To Paint or Not To Paint?

by Prince Of Petworth August 8, 2013 at 10:22 pm 53 Comments

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3642 New Hampshire Ave, NW

We’ve occasionally debated painting brick in the past but for today – let’s just talk about this specific house. It’s a row house that is being developed into condos just south of the Petworth metro. It’s a complete renovation and was starting to look really good. I really dig the windows. Now for the record, I’m normally pro-paint but one day I walked passed here and noticed it had been painted gray. Side note: Has “flipper yellow” become “flipper gray”? Anyway, you can see how the original brick looked below. So what do you think – should they have kept the original brick or painted it gray or painted it another color?

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Color of original brick

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Original brick on a neighboring house

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