Is My House Old Enough for This Forum?/Sealing Brick

monicakm_gwSeptember 26, 2009

:) I got here buy reading a "how to clean brick" on the Cleaning forum. Our home is 28 years old. Over the years the Texas sun has slightly faded our brick. I'd like to apply an enhancing type sealer to it to deepen the color. We've used sealers (solvent and water based) on various stone applications IN the house so I'm wondering if there are exterior brick sealers. Again, I'm looking for an enhancer (usually solvent based) that will deepen the color.

Thanks,

Monica

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macv

Make sure it is vapor permeable and specifically intended for use on face brick. Just Google vapor permeable brick sealer.

Here is a link that might be useful: vapor permeable brick sealer

    Bookmark   September 26, 2009 at 10:49AM
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sacto_diane

There are also stains specifically designed for brick to help with color issues. Just search for "brick stains" and you'll find a lot of info - Diane

    Bookmark   September 26, 2009 at 5:56PM
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igloochic

We did this on our house in TX as well before we sold....newer place than yours :) Old and new brick fades in texas LOL But we didn't find an enhancer, instead used a stain and then did a seal. This was at the advice of our neighbor who had done the same to his place. That texas sun is brutal!!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2009 at 1:47PM
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