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August 2008

August 5, 2008

Adding Faux Painted Exposed Brick To your Philadelphia Condominium

Filed under: General Real Estate,Of Interest to Buyers,Of Interest To Sellers — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 3:50 pm

Adding faux painted exposed brick to a living room can be easy, quick, inexpensive, and add quite a punch to any living area….especially a somewhat boring room where some wall texture gets immediately noticed. Wall texture adds depth, and can change how light “works” in any given room. And heaven knows that a lot of Philadelphia condos could use a tad more emotional punch!

I once bought a condo that had a 5’ by 7’ chunk taken out of an exposed brick wall. I simply filled empty chunk with cinder block, applied a thin wire lathe, then semi-wet mortar mix, and scarred it to make it appear to be exposed brick. I then painted the entire wall a really cool taupe color, and you could never tell that it was faux Painted brick…and it Looked Stunning!

I should have done the wall in a medium grey color. My friend once did that to his Old City condo, to a few exposed brick columns, and I thought I was going to die. It was gorgeous!

So the moral of this blog entry is…don’t worry if your Rittenhouse Square condominium, or any condo in Philadelphia lacks a bit of charm and historic detail. There is more than one way to skin a cat, and add detail is indeed possible as you go about improving your Center City loft or Society Hill condo. Have fun, and be creative!

Mark Wade
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®
530 Walnut St., Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106

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