Brick Stain

trigrl09June 28, 2012

We have pink brick! HELP!

Does anyone have experience with staining brick. I have read a lot about painting brick but was wondering if staining would be less work & maintenance.

What brand of stain did you use.


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Hopefully Funcolors will see this! She responded on jc_wilson's post about changing his brick. I saw where you gave a "shout-out" on that post.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 4:07PM
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I also would like to stain my brickL. I could only find one company that sales the stain.
If anyone knows of another company please post.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 6:32PM
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I taked to Sher. Williams rep who suggested HC concrete stain.

Here is a link that might be useful: Stained brick

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 8:34PM
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Lori A. Sawaya

The trick is to talk with the product supplier directly. Get samples. Ideally, you have a few extra bricks to experiment with.

Two choices - stain each brick one at a time or reconcile with the fact that you also stain the mortar if you apply broad strokes to entire surface.

Here's what I know, however, no matter how it comes out, people feel it's better than what they started with.

Did I mention to get samples? Stain whether for brick or wood is incredibly challenging from a color p.o.v. I really have no short-cuts, the only way is to sample, test, sample, test, rinse, repeat.

If you have to buy a couple gallons just to test color (and some brands make you do that) then that's just what you have to do.

Staining brick is not like painting a house - get your arms around the parameters with which you must work and align your expectations accordingly.

Did I mention talk to the specific product pro's and get samples ;)

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 8:52PM
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Did you use muric acid first or just a pressure washer to clean you brick?

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 9:03PM
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Lori A. Sawaya

Just power wash but prep depends on which product and its recommend steps.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 10:46PM
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