Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between paint and stain?

Our stain absorbs into the brick rather than covering the surface like paint, so ultimately a stain acts like a dye.

What masonry surface preparation is required?

Preparing masonry for staining is the same process as preparing it for painting: you’ll want to thoroughly clean the surface and allow it to dry fully before you start staining.

What kind of stain do you use?

Water-based stain, which is what we recommend for most projects. These stains are easy to apply, prevent water build-up, and allow for breathability of the brick.

Is your masonry stain permanent?

Staining is permanent. You should expect to paint your masonry every 3-5 years. As opposed to covering the surface like a paint, our stain is absorbed by the brick and ultimately acts like a dye.

How long can you expect stain to last?

The conservative estimate for the lifespan of masonry stain is about 20 years. That’s a long time and underscores the importance of getting the stain done correctly. It’s going to be on there for a long time, so make sure you get it right.