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To think it looks frankly bizarre

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MissAlabamaWhitman Fri 26-May-17 20:31:13

When people have painted what are obviously red brick victorian/edwardian houses in colours other than red?

This is apparently a prolific problem in Liverpool, the sheer number of houses which are painted either shit brown or kelly green is ridiculous.
Surely red brick houses should be painted red, or just left to weather a la Coronation Street terraces?
Why are the houses in Liverpool so bastardised?
Is it a problem in other parts of the country?

Or am I just being an unreasonable arse and its actually fine to paint you own house as you choose?

ImperialBlether Fri 26-May-17 20:34:05

Photo or it hasn't happened.

MissAlabamaWhitman Fri 26-May-17 20:36:31

Go to google earth.

Pick a street with an L postcode and you won't be disappointed.

AnUtterIdiot Fri 26-May-17 20:40:38

Oh, I've seen this in Liverpool. I agree it's a shame. But as my grandfather pebbledashed our Edwardian house when I was a kid (before thinking better of it and painting it white) I have no moral high ground.

(I have been obsessed with red brick houses all my life as a result though and do now live in one!)

22Names Fri 26-May-17 20:44:22

Don't go to Brighton, the houses are painted an array of bright colours

ImperialBlether Fri 26-May-17 21:04:18

I live near Liverpool (Wirral) and haven't seen it. But yes, I thought of Brighton, too. Love those little houses there.

Miniwookie Fri 26-May-17 21:05:50

I think painting red bricks red is weirder!

Miniwookie Fri 26-May-17 21:09:44

This pebbledash travesty against red brick is close to where I live. No idea what they were thinking!

AfroBrown Fri 26-May-17 21:12:55

Surely Everton fans wouldn't want red bricks. They won't even let Santa wear red in the house grin

MaximaDeWit Fri 26-May-17 21:30:01

I have no idea what this looks like. Tried googling not sure what I'm looking for!

KimJongCunt Fri 26-May-17 21:37:52

You are quite right OP.

It looks utterly ridiculous, I see it every day as I work in Liverpool and have always wondered what it was all about (especially the shit brown ones)

I'm on the Wirral and thankfully none of that nonsense happens over here.
(even in Birkenhead)

illneverknowwhereigo Fri 26-May-17 21:41:53

Isn't it an Irish throwback thing?

Pepsi13max Fri 26-May-17 21:54:10

You are forgetting the Duckworths' cladding grin

Tiredbutfuckingfine Fri 26-May-17 22:57:52

Are you messing?

Tapandgo Fri 26-May-17 23:06:45

'Stone' cladding over brick is another horror. I've seen otherwise nice brick terraces interrupted by different colours of 'stone' cladding. Grim.

But then I often wonder why people in semi's can't agree to match up windows/paintcolour to each other - so much nicer imo.

Still in the fight to Mark territories and 'be different' taste often goes south.

ijustwannadance Fri 26-May-17 23:10:31

One by me has been pebble-dashed and painted white. I don't see the point in painting them at all. I love my red brick.

Lindy2 Fri 26-May-17 23:17:11

Why do they paint bricks? Brick doesn't need painting. Round here all the brick houses stay as brick -I'm
far too lazy to do any unnecessary painting. I don't even get round to doing the painting that actually really does need doing!

PhilODox Fri 26-May-17 23:33:03

The ones in Bristol are all different colours- it looks amazing.

Tazerface Sat 27-May-17 00:23:34

It what way is this a 'problem'?

I don't especially like it but you're bothered enough to write a whole post - I assume you don't actually live in Liverpool?!

YABU. The houses you are talking about are not the £250k gorgeous town houses they are houses like mine in run down areas.

kmc1111 Sat 27-May-17 06:40:21

I don't mind it if the whole streets painted somewhat matching colours (so all pastels or brights or shades of muted grey and green and blue). It does look fairly crap when there's still lots of red brick interspersed.

BertrandRussell Sat 27-May-17 06:43:59

There's a house in Folkestone painted blue with paw prints like Blue's Cllues. I love it. And I love all the stripy ones ad brightly coloured ones people do. No class at all, me. grin

Ifailed Sat 27-May-17 06:51:20

unless they are using 'breathable' paint, they will be damaging their homes. Bricks can absorb a huge amount of moisture which they then lose via evaporation. If they are covered in paint that does not allow this to happen, damp will occur, and eventually the bricks suffer from spalling whereby they lose their outer layer due to a cycle of freezing/thawing, which in extreme cases can lead to the collapse of the wall.

user1491401693 Sat 27-May-17 07:03:28

I like painted pebble dash - think Beaumaris. But painting bricks is all sorts of wrong.

ShoesHaveSouls Sat 27-May-17 07:11:51

I remember seeing this in Liverpool too. I love brightly painted houses, like in sea-side towns, but the painted brick - if I recall it was often painted the same colour as red bricks - was strange.

Loved Liverpool though smile Seeing the Liver birds was v special.

LaLegue Sat 27-May-17 07:16:01

Why would you bother to paint red bricks a red brick colour? confused

If you are going to bother to paint at all then surely the purpose would be to change the colour, not just go over the top of it with something that makes it look the same.

Providing it's done well and attractive colours are picked I can't get too upset about this. But what constitutes 'attractive' or 'acceptable' colours will change every 10-15 years or so.

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