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    IQU3838 is offline Member
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    Default painted over white

    Hi,

    I don't understand the meaning of the underlined part, could anyone help me out?

    Thank you very much.

    "In his kitchen, any wall not covered with bookshelves or cupboards is rectangular brick. Other people call it exposed brick but I don't. It is painted over white, not exposed at all."


    By googling "exposed brick", I know what kind of brick it is. But I can't figure out what "it is painted over white" mean.

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    JMurray is online now Key Member
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    Default Re: painted over white

    Other people call it exposed brick but I don't. It is painted over white, not exposed at all."

    The bricks are covered with white paint. The writer is saying that although you can see the shape of the bricks the surface of the bricks is not truly exposed because it is painted white.

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    Default Re: painted over white

    Whether the bricks can be considered exposed or not is relative and is arguable. If you compare it with brick walls which are commonly plastered over with cement plaster, then it is exposed.
    In builiding terms, bare brick finish is called fair face finish.

    You can say 'it is painted white'.

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