Benefits of Staining Brick
Why Brick Staining Lasts Longer Than Painting
Brick is the most popular choice among home exteriors with 34% preferring it over vinyl, stone and stucco siding. Building a brick house comes with a wide range of benefits including but not limited to the following:
Low Impact to the Environment
Brick is made out of shale and clay. These are among the two most readily available materials on earth. It can be reused for all sorts of different DIY projects such as creating a backyard path, building a bird bath or a fire pit.
Vinyl on the other hand, is made out of a toxic plastic called “Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) which isn’t as safe to reuse or dispose of.
Fire and Weather Resistant
Bricks are noncombustible and can potentially help contain a fire and relegate it to one section of your house. They can also withstand impact from debris in the event your house is in the middle of extreme weather of any sort. You can even get lower homeowners insurance if you have a brick exterior.
Brick staining is a low maintenance solution to maintaining the integrity of your home, lasting a long time. Eventually, the brick color will wear and the exterior may grow weaker.
Brick can become discolored over time changing the entire look and feel of your house.
Most DIY’ers resort to painting their brick which is a temporary solution that takes a lot of upkeep and maintenance. Brick Painting is ok for small at home projects such as a fireplace. You’ll most likely have to do it every few years and it can be a creative way to change the look and feel of your living room.
“Imagine having to paint the brick of a massive commercial building with hundreds of thousands of bricks every few years.”
So What’s the Solution?
Brick Staining, if done right, can not only make your home’s exterior look brand new, it can also preserve the integrity of the brick and protect it from the elements. When you paint your brick, it eliminates the bricks natural porous surface. This prevents it from being able to breathe and traps moisture. The moisture builds up and leads to cracking and eventually chipping.
When you stain brick with Stayntech® technology, it soaks in and bonds to the brick maintaining its natural surface allowing the brick to breathe and preventing it from cracking. When you paint the brick, it forms a film over the brick while staining forms a chemical bond with it. The stain becomes a part of the brick while maintaining its porous structure to allow it to breathe and locking in color making it look brand new.
When we stain bricks for our clients they often times wonder why they didn’t do this sooner. Staining your brick changes the feeling of your entire house. Businesses located in high traffic area will be pleasantly surprised to find people thanking them for staining their brick. It can change how people perceive a city block and in some cases, an entire neighborhood.