Homeowner DIY Extreme: Creating Faux Brick on Home Exterior

How do you transform a dull, brown stucco home exterior into a neighborhood showpiece? If you’re Greg Garrett, you hand-stencil a faux brick pattern on your house using four different colors of RollerRock® from Daich Coatings.

 “I’ve always been interested in art, inventing and trying new things,” says Garrett, a homeowner in Alliance, Neb. “If most people go left, I go right. I’ve always liked new and innovative ideas, and this stone coating piqued my interest as a way to finish the stucco part of the house.”

Steps to Success

Garrett got it “right” when he decided back in 2006 to do something no one else had done before — create a unique, random color pattern by mixing and rolling on the real stone paint. He used a base coat of medium brown, and then mixed the base coat with three different colors to create different brick highlights.

“I purchased several large rolls of self-adhesive paper stencils with a running brick pattern,” says Garrett. “Then I worked randomly over the entire stencil by dabbing the different colors on the house. It was very labor-intensive, but had extremely realistic results.”

Realistic Results

Garrett painted around the entire home exterior, transforming the house and creating enhanced curb appeal. He even continued the pattern up the fireplace chimney on the roof and used RollerRock on an 18-inch foundation around the bottom of the house.

 

“Most people believe we have real brick on our home,” says Garrett. “For 14 years the RollerRock has held up great. I put a clear s

ealer over it every two to three years. Where there are minimal cracks I go back and repaint them with RollerRock. Overall, the product has held up great and given new life to the exterior of our home!”

More on RollerRock

The real stone coating of RollerRock resists freeze/thaw conditions, mold, mildew, water and UV rays. Traditionally used on horizontal surfaces (like walkways and driveways), the durable product also resists salt, chemical, impact and abrasion, along with hot tire pickup.

Available in 15 colors, RollerRock is laboratory tested to provide up to double the recommended OSHA slip-resistance rating. Two coats is all it takes to achieve a lasting textured stone floor that delivers added foot traction and safety to walking surfaces.

Pet Photo Contest

Pet Photo Contest You could win up to $500 to spend on our website.

Showcase your loved pets and animals on your decorative Daich Coatings surface for your chance to win a $500 spending spree!

Life is pretty ducky if you’ve got a new Daich Coatings surface at your home! Inside and out, we’re finding that our pets (and even semi-wild animals) enjoy exploring our real stone surfaces.

 

We’d love to see how your furry and not-so-furry friends look on or near your Daich Coatings finished surfaces. Enter our summer Pet Photo Contest and you could win a $500 online Daich Coatings shopping spree or one of three SpreadStone Countertop Kits.

 

Just post a picture on your social media sites with #DaichCoatingsPets. Make sure to post which Daich Coatings product you used and the color. And, introduce us to your pet! The contest runs through August 15, 2020. You can enter as many times as you like. 

June 15 to August 15th

Official Rules

Who May Enter

Anyone age 18 and over is eligible to enter if they reside in the U.S.A. or in Canada exclusively. Employees of Daich Coatings, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and the immediate family members of each are not eligible. No purchase is necessary.

What to Enter

Post high resolution photo(s) of your family pet(s) or a wild animal located on or near any Daich Coatings surface that you or your family members have created. Pictures can be both indoors and outdoors. Image must be from your own home. Make sure to tell us:

1. What Daich Coating product was used and the color of the product

2. Name and description of your family pet(s)

3. #DaichCoatingsPets must be in post

When to Enter

The Contest runs June 15, 2020 through August 15, 2020.

How to Enter

Post photograph(s) on your Facebook and/or Instagram page(s). Make sure to use the hashtag #DaichCoatingsPets so we know you entered. Along with your posted picture, identify the Daich Coatings product and color you installed. And, if you’re posting an image of a family pet, make sure to tell us his/her name. No people may be in the picture.

Prizes

A $500 spending spree on Daich Coatings online website for the grand prize winner. A Daich Coatings SpreadStone Countertop Kit will be provided for three (3) runners up (retail value of $199 each).

Judging

Judging will be conducted by a panel of Daich Coatings employees who will reserve the right to evaluate entries in a completely subjective manner.

Submissions

By posting your Contest entry photo on your Facebook and/or Instagram media site(s), you certify that you have read all of the Official Contest Rules and accept and agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of Daich Coatings, which shall be final, binding, and conclusive on all matters. All postings, entries and photographs must include a #DaichCoatingsPets hashtag. Daich Coatings has the right to re-post any submission to the contest on their social media sites. The Contest is void where prohibited, taxed or otherwise restricted by law. Entries showing people in the picture will be considered void.

Winners

The four (4) prize winners for the Contest will be notified by e-mail or U.S. Mail within 30 days of the end of the contest. Grand Prize Winner of the $500 Shopping Spree must choose products for the prize within 60 days of notification. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks after Contest has ended for prizes to be delivered. Winners will be posted on the appropriate Daich Coatings social media pages and website within 30 days of the end of the contest. Certain non-winning photos may also be posted.

Prize winners may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility/Originality and Publicity/Liability Release. All required documentation must be returned within 14 days from the date appearing on the letter of notification or the prize will be forfeited. Winners will also be responsible for paying any taxes they may owe on a prize. Prizes are nontransferable and not redeemable for cash. In the event of non-compliance with these requirements, the prize will be forfeited and the entry with the next highest score will be declared the winner. Daich Coatings reserves the right to disqualify entrants and/or cancel or suspend the Contest should unauthorized intervention or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Contest.

Rights to Photograph

An entrant must hold all rights to a photograph. Submission of an entry/posting the entry (with the required #DaichCoatingsPets hashtag and required submission information) grants Daich Coatings the unrestricted right to modify, edit, adapt, alter, publish and/or use the submitted photograph in any way, at any time and in any and all media in connection with the advertising or promotion of Daich Coatings products or services, without consideration or payment to the entrant or to any other third party. At its discretion, Daich Coatings also reserves the right to include the name of the entrant as well as the city and state in which the photo was taken in any and all such above described advertising and promotional activities. Entrant further represents that the photo does not infringe or violate any third-party rights.

Release of Liability

All entrants release Daich Coatings, employees and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest, from any and all liability with respect to, or in any way arising from, this Contest, and/or use of the prizes, including liability for personal injury. Daich Coatings is not responsible for printing, production, or typographical errors or omissions, or other similar errors or omissions.

This Contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, associated with or administered by Facebook or Instagram. Entrants and participants also release Facebook and Instagram from any and all liability with respect to, or in any way arising from this Contest.

From Dark to Bright!

Nick Pennell took a leap of faith. And it successfully brought him from a dark kitchen to a bright, welcoming kitchen!

            “I had a Forest Green countertop with an oak wood trim,” says Pennell, a resident of Davisburg, Michigan. “It made the entire kitchen dark and I couldn’t stand it.

“I researched all types of counter top kits and found the SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Refinishing Kit on the Home Depot website. I liked the idea of ground-up stone in the Natural White coating. I’m really pleased with the results.”

Easy and Fast

            A big reason Pennell selected the Daich Coatings product is because of how easy it is to use.

“I’m not an artistically creative person,” says Pennell. “The idea of creating swirls and adding paint chips that were required in other products had me nervous. However, I can use a brush and roller, which is all that was needed with the SpreadStone kit. That definitely fit my comfort level.”

            The Natural White countertop kit arrived with all application tools and required coatings to transform up to 40 square feet of surface. The finishes are essentially odorless and come pre-mixed and ready to apply immediately, with no harsh chemicals.

           Application of the product can be done in three simple steps — a stone base coat, a decorative stone coat and a stone clear top coat. The coatings create a lasting and elegant upgrade for countertops.

Planning More Projects

“This is a product I strongly believe in,” says Pennell. “I’m now looking into the

SpreadStone Wall Tile Refinishing Kit for another project. I’m so impressed with the Daich Coatings products that I’m actively searching around my house for projects.

            “In the meantime, my kitchen transformation is terrific. It’s no longer a dark area of the home. The Natural White countertops give the room a more open and inviting feeling. This was a terrific and cost effective project for our home!”

Tips from Nick

            From his experience with the SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Kit, Pennell offers these tips to people tackling their own countertop revival:

  • Take your time to prep well and carefully apply the painters tape. Don’t speed up this process because it’s really important to the final success.
  • Sand, sand, sand. Make sure the surface is clean of dust between every coat.
  • Give the clear coat plenty of time to dry before removing the tape. Also, score the corners gently with a knife before you remove the tape. Then take the tape off slowly and carefully.