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Brick Tinting Solutions from Twistfix

Brick staining is a cost-effective way to completely transform the look of a property. Twistfix offer access to a selection of brick staining formulas and here is our guide to their qualities and how to use them effectively.

Brick staining dye is a ready-to-use product that allows you to permanently change the colour of porous bricks. Formulated using high-quality pigmented powders, which have been dissolved in a fixative fluid, the dye is deeply absorbed into masonry pores. This creates an ultra-strong integral bond, resulting in a vapor-permeable, natural-looking finish.

Brick tints are supplied in 1L containers, which is sufficient to treat approximately 20-25 square metres of brickwork, depending on depth of shade desired and porosity of the bricks or masonry. The texture of the bricks remains unchanged throughout the process. A trial application is recommended to check exact shade and coverage rate. Here is our simple step-by-step guide to brick tinting...

  1. As the dye will stain any absorbent material, make sure that the area is protected. Make sure to wear appropriate protective clothing.
  2. Clean the area to be treated and make sure it is free of dust and debris. 
  3. Shake the brick stain container thoroughly and decant into an appropriate vessel.
  4. If a lighter tint is required, dilute with water to a maximum ratio of 2 parts water to 1 part brick tint formula.
  5. Using a clean, high-quality brush, paint the formula directly onto the face of each brick. Note that overlapping brush strokes may produce a darker shade.
  6. Wait for the formula to dry and examine to check that the desired shade has been achieved. If not, apply further coats.

There are several shades available, along with a brick staining soot wash and a limestone tinting dye. For further information on these products, check the website or get in touch with our team.

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