What is a brick stain? How is painting brick different than staining brick? What is the best way to change the color of masonry?
We're going to answer your questions about brick staining that you've always wondered. When you're ready, give us a call for the best brick staining services throughout the United States.
Brick Staining | How does it work?
It's important to note: not all brick stains are the same!
Our innovative technology uses a proprietary color enhancement system that penetrates the surface of brick, giving it a vibrant, new look. Unlike other staining techniques, our stains chemically attach to the masonry pores, making the brick stain permanent. We guarantee that our stains are absorbent and will not seal the brick, fade, peel or crack. The original texture and tone of the brick is still there, just with a new color.
Stain vs Paint | which is better?
Painted brick sits on the surface of masonry, essentially suffocating a building product that needs to breathe to thrive. When the masonry is sealed, moisture can get trapped, and will likely destroy your brick. Painted exterior brick may seem like the cheaper option upfront, but will require upkeep every 3-5 years, and will decrease your home value.
True masonry staining absorbs into the masonry, and becomes chemically bonded. It does not seal the masonry, and will not need any maintenance or upkeep. Masonry Cosmetics brick staining system has proof of permanence is shown in case studies of over 400 jobs that have lasted 10, 15, 20+ years in the field without fading, chipping or flaking.
While both options can give your home a fresh new look, brick paint can actually damage the brick over time, while brick stain is a permanent solution that allows the natural texture and character of the brick to shine through. So if you want to enhance the beauty of your brick without compromising its integrity, we highly recommend choosing brick stain. Our team of experts can help you select the perfect color and finish to complement your home's style and architecture. Upgrade the look of your brick home today with our high-quality brick stain solutions.
Best brick stain | How do I know which staining company is best?
We've seen most of our brick stain competitors stating the same claims that we do - long-lasting, absorbent, etc. The problem is that they don't show you the proof that their jobs actually do last for more than 5-10 years. We've asked them time and time again for case studies showing longevity with no luck. We have done our own research however, and have found countless failed projects.
Our wish is that before you hire any stain company, you make sure that their claims are backed up by proof. View our proof through over 250 brick staining case studies that have lasted over 20 years without failing with our innovative staining technology.
Can you only stain brick?
How long does brick stain last?
As long as the masonry is porous, our brick staining product is essentially permanent. Since the stain absorbs into the brick pore structure, the chemical make up of the brick is altered for a new genetic make up to the brick.
The Masonry Cosmetics brick staining system has over 250 case studies of jobs lasting over 20 years without failure.
If your stained brick doesn't last a lifetime, we have you covered. Masonry Cosmetics offers a Lifetime Warranty on our masonry stains applied to porous masonry. We will fix a job if it shows signs of failure at any point, as long as it wasn't destroyed by a natural disaster. A brick stain should last forever, but if it doesn't for some reason, we have you covered.
What are your brick stain colors?
The beauty of our brick staining system is that it really does completely absorb into masonry - requiring no maintenance or upkeep. Because of this, our stains use color theory, and keep the natural tonal and texture variations of the original masonry. This means, the original brick color will play a significant role in what the end results will look like. Red pigment will look significantly different on white brick compared to if the original brick was dark brown.
We can create a unified look like a whitewash brick or a trendy black brick stain. Or we can apply different recipes to different areas of the brick for variations and added character. View some of our projects for a better understanding of our brick staining system.
Do you sell kits for do-it-yourself projects?
Yes! Masonry Cosmetics offers a full line of DIY kits for any project you have in mind. Each kit comes with everything needed to change the color of porous, absorbent masonry.
The Stainman Whitewash Kit is an easy-to-use all-in-one solution to whitewash your fireplace, exterior brick, and more.
The Stainman Color Enhancement Kit is designed for industry professionals to match brick and to fix repairs without hassle or wait time.
The Colorant Kit is designed for homeowners to change the color of their masonry to any color, and designed for smaller repairs as well.
How much does brick staining cost?
Here at Masonry Cosmetics we know that each brick staining project is different. We quote your job on a number of factors, including square footage, stain recipes needed, lift or other equipment rentals, and the complexity of the project. We offer free quotes for your masonry staining project - reach out today!