What is brick tinting?
Brick tinting is the process of physically changing the colour of brickwork to match surrounding areas by applying a tinting solution to each individual brick or mortar joint.
Brick tinting solutions are water-based pigments that are non-toxic, non-flammable and odourless. Unlike paint which coats the surface, brick tints are absorbed and chemically bonded into the masonry surface. This preserves the original texture and character of the brick, resulting in a natural looking change of colour that’s permanent and doesn’t require any ongoing maintenance.
It creates a seamless joint by eliminating inconsistencies in colour between different batches of brick and masonry.
The tint, which is not a paint or surface coating, combines a liquid chemical binder and iron oxide pigments, which are applied to, and penetrate into the substrate to form a permanent bond. It is light fast, UV resistant and unaffected by extremes of weather. The process enables us to lighten, darken or completely change the colour of the substrate to match your projects exact requirements. This tinting formulation allows the substrate to ‘breathe’ in exactly the same way as an untreated surface, meaning the continued natural weathering of the building is unaffected.
The brick tinting process
Because no two tinting situations are the same, a specific shade of brick tint has to be developed for each project.
By mixing the appropriate colours and controlling the concentration of the solution, Its a 10 year experience that produces the colour required to correct almost any brick or mortar colour issue. Not only can we tone down colours, in certain situations we can actually lighten the original colour. Once the colour has been established the tint has to be carefully applied by brush to each individual brick or joint.
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