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TiffanyB 04-25-2006 11:45 AM

Staining Brick
 
We live in a blonde brick home and would LOVE to change the color of our brick. We don't want to paint it though. We want to retain the texture and look of brick. Are there any products that stain brick? If there is, how do you apply it to where it doesn't stain your groute (sp).

Thanks in advance!

Square Eye 04-25-2006 12:15 PM

Stain is available from most brick yards. It can be applied with a brush, a roller, a garden sprayer or a paint spray gun. I have seen it done several times. The biggest problem I see with it is the sun fades it. It looks really good, then the sun bares down a few years and it gets lighter. This is especially a problem when it's stained to match other brick. There was a crew working on a building near one of my jobs where they had 3 or 4 Wagner sprayers. The all in one airless units with a cord. It was all one guy could do to keep up with cords and keep stain in the cups of the guns. Wagner sprayers are cheap and might be worth the price for a home owner to stain a house.

As far as the mortar, most people just stain over it too. It's just not worth the trouble to mask it off or use a paste or wax to repel the stain. Short nap rollers would be worth trying. I did a chimney like this with paint. I sprayed the mortar with a gray and stipple brushed every single stinking brick. It looked real nice when it was done, but my eyeballs were crossing by the time I was done. I couldn't imagine doing an entire house like that.

TiffanyB 04-25-2006 12:19 PM

Thanks! The fading won't be too bad because we are doing the whole house! I am excited now!

BTW- The house in your project looks GREAT!

Square Eye 04-25-2006 12:26 PM

Thank you, I am building a gazebo at the same home now. I'll be posting pictures of the framing this weekend.

Let us know how it turns out if you do stain the house. Maybe you could post some pictures too.

chardy10 05-09-2008 12:31 PM

I am remodeling a 3 bdr brick rancher and am thinking about staining the brick. It has the typical red brick. I have closed in the carport and made it a 4 bdr 2 bath and want to change the look of the outside. Looking for opinions on staining brick and advise on vendors. Thanks

movado 05-19-2008 12:05 AM

I have stained foundations with sucess before but never brick. I would be interested in seeing how your project turns out! Red brick is so bold I am not sure what stain could cover it unless it was a solid type of stain but at that point Painting the brick and Masonry might be better. I have painted plenty of brick chimneys that have turned out quite well and holding to gether well to after 6 years!

rick_1012 09-05-2008 04:08 PM

Staining Brick
 
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Originally Posted by TiffanyB (Post 2797)
We live in a blonde brick home and would LOVE to change the color of our brick. We don't want to paint it though. We want to retain the texture and look of brick. Are there any products that stain brick? If there is, how do you apply it to where it doesn't stain your groute (sp).

Thanks in advance!

Hi, saw your post and wondering if you ever came up with a solution? I, too, have blonde brick and wanted to stain it.

aprilis 03-21-2009 09:16 AM

I have a red brick house with "leprosy". You know that splotched white, black and sorta purpley colors in some of the brick. I have been thinking about staining it a mossy green to give it that old English moss-covered look that you see in really old stone and brick houses. Do you think it will work?

Joe N 03-23-2009 11:13 AM

how about fading? however im interested in seeing the pics of your project when it gets done.

regards,
Joe N
Trade Handles.

ksidler 05-04-2009 10:08 PM

My husband and I bought a house built in '72 and it had horrible, ugly brick on it. I found a great product online and it looks fantastic! It was a lot of work as we applied to each individual brick to save the color of the morter. It took the weekend, but totally worth it!


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