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.
The brick Recolouring process
No two tinting situations are the same. We develop a specific shade of brick tint for each project to give you the perfect result.
By mixing the appropriate colours and controlling the concentration of the solution, It’s a 10 year experience that produces the colour required to correct almost any brick or mortar colour issue. We can tone down colours and, in certain situations, can actually lighten the original colour. After the colour has been established the tint has to be carefully applied by brush to each individual brick or joint.