Brick Tinting

Before and after brick tinting

Brick tinting before Brick tinting after
Brick tinting before Brick tinting after

What is brick tinting?

Brick tinting is the process of physically changing the colour of brickwork to match surrounding areas. This is achieved by applying a tinting solution to each individual brick or mortar joint.

Brick tinting uses 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. Firstly, this preserves the original texture and character of the brick. This results in a natural-looking change of colour that’s permanent. This also doesn’t require any ongoing maintenance. It is unaffected by extremes of weather and is UV resistant.

The tinting formulation allows the brickwork to ‘breathe’ in exactly the same way as an untreated surface. This means the continued natural weathering of the building remains unaffected.

The process creates a seamless look by eliminating any inconsistencies in colour between different batches of bricks and masonry. Take look at our Brick Tinting Gallery.

This is not a surface coating or paint. It is iron oxide pigments and a chemical binder, which are applied and penetrate into the brick surface to form a permanent bond. The process enables us to darken, lighten, or completely change the colour of the brick surface to match up extensions incorrect brick choices previously done.

How does brick tinting work?

Brick tinting uses 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. Firstly, this preserves the original texture and character of the brick. This results in a natural-looking change of colour that’s permanent. This also doesn’t require any ongoing maintenance. It is unaffected by extremes of weather and is UV resistant.

When done correctly using high-quality products, brick tinting can offer long-lasting results that maintain their color and appearance over time, even in harsh weather conditions.

What are the benefits of brick tinting?

Aesthetic enhancement: Brick tinting allows property owners to change the color of their bricks, providing the opportunity to update the overall look and feel of a building. It can help modernize older structures or create a specific architectural style to match the surrounding environment.

Cost-effective alternative: Tinting can be a cost-effective solution compared to replacing the entire brickwork. It allows property owners to achieve the desired color without the expense of sourcing and installing new bricks.

A trusted 3 step process

Preparation

Prep area for stain protection. Sometimes it might be a requirement to chemically clean the brickwork prior to starting work.

Tinting

Brick tinting is carried out to each brick individually, with colours mixed on the job.

Clean up

Clean up and final wash down. Cheshire Pointing will arrange skip collection and scaffolding removal if applicable

View our brick tinting work

Chemically Cleaning and repointed of a Mid-Terrace property in the center of Macclesfield
Chemically Cleaned and repointed to a Large family detached property in the Wilmslow
Brick repointing to rear of detached house in Northwich
Before & After photos of a recently repointed bungalow in Poynton
Before and after pictures showing the Chemically Cleaned brickwork  of a Detached property in  Bramhall
Refurbished window sills to a conservatory – in Northwich.
Chemically Cleaned and repointed to a Large family detached property in the Wilmslow
Repointed Semi- detached property in Macclesfield