Gee where is your ADVICE! It's good for this site that you are just PASSING BY because what this sites offers IS advice. If you took 5 minutes to read the posts, you'd see that the suggestion was to replace the brick AND supported with reasoning. You may not like it nor may Sharon but that is HER DECISION. Yes Sharon it your house last I remember. All these answers just suggest that the brick not be painted AND have supporting reasoning. Supported with reasoning like code issues, home value, and maintenance issues among others.
Some day you (passerby) will know not to come to this site. If you have some advice about whether Sharon should paint or not paint her brick, I don't see it in your answer. Yea it is good you are just passing by!