Painting and Staining Brick and Masonry
Painting is a great way to rejuvenate brick and masonry and it has excellent longevity.
Staining and painting brick and masonry has been done for many years. Staining and painting of these surfaces is suitable for all areas or you may choose to stain or paint just the chimneys or brick facade.
Painting of Brick and Masonry
Painting of brick and masonry can be done with most residential exterior paint products. Our products of choice are Dulux Weatherguard, Dulux Diamond and Sherwin Williams A-100 or Resilience. Any high-quality exterior paint product can be used for exterior brick and masonry applications.
Staining of Brick and Masonry
There are a wide range of staining products for brick and masonry in both solid and semitransparent forms. There are products available from the major paint manufacturers as well as many smaller boutique type producers. These products can be two component products with a primer coat and topcoat or single component products that require two coats.
There are several products of choice for brick and masonry staining. PermaCrete from Dulux is a masonry stain with a solid finish and a slight sheen that has several great qualities including breathability and water repellency. Sherwin William’s (Loxon) and boutique manufacturer PermaTint also make great brick staining products.
The selection of colours is made easy with Elite Trade Painting. We provide colour charts and samples as well as guide you in the use of our suppliers’ online tools.
Exterior painting is a seasonal project in most regions as rain and cold weather prevent the safe application of exterior paint products. However, the enhancement of paint products during the last number of years has allowed painting at colder temperatures. Many paints now have a quick-drying formulation that has a 1 to 2 hour no wash off feature, which allows painting in more uncertain weather conditions.
It is easy for clients to prepare for the exterior painting process. Clients must tightly close windows, move outside furniture and other items away from the building and park vehicles away from the areas being painted prior to the start of power washing and painting.
Paint and stain are durable, long-lasting products that are suitable for brick and masonry. High-quality acrylic paints provide a heavy build up on the brick surface, while stains tend to penetrate the surface with less coating. Both products look good, are easy to apply, and have a full range of colour palettes available.
All brick and masonry are washed prior to coating, usually with a power washer and a good cleaning solution. We will remove any loose or peeling paint from previous coatings, and fill any cracks or gaps.
Brick and masonry are stable structures that last for many years. The coating applied to brick and masonry will usually last as long as the structure itself. However, moisture and efflorescence can affect the longevity of the paint and stain. The wearing of high abrasion areas and fading of colour will also occur over time and may require a refresh coat every 10 to 12 years.
Our Process – Simple. Professional. Well Communicated.
It begins with a quote request; then, a follow-up call to go over the project and arrange a site visit. We will create a custom and detailed quote(s) from our onsite review.
Once you review your quote(s), you can proceed to book the job by calling your estimator or their office, sending an email, text, or accepting it through our online quote system.
In the booking process, we will confirm options for start dates. Then there is a discussion and a plan created for colour options. Once approved, a team is scheduled for your project.
When our team arrives, onsite preparation and painting will commence—completing the project in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring the high standards for Elite projects.
Upon completion and inspection, we will clean the site removing all gear/equipment. We will then protect the quality of your project with our two-year guarantee. We will provide you with an invoice for review.