I had UGLY orange, light red, and tan bricks - never seen anything like them before and hope to never again. I "white-washed" my brick. Simply took a dry brush of off-white paint and lightly brushed over them. Each brick was done individually and with random depth to corners, centers, etc. Some that weren't too ugly (The light red ones) were left showing a lot of the red. Everyone agrees that it looks like great weathered exterior brick now. Go for it.