Why Brick Staining Is Used?
Bricks come in an almost limitless number of colours, textures and sizes depending on the clay used in their manufacture, the production process and country of origin. Over the years brick companies come and go and architectural fashions change. Types of brick that were plentiful last year may not be available any more. So pity the poor builder that has to quote on building an extension or altering a property’s exterior so that it matches the existing brickwork.
To add to his difficulties, not only may the exact brick used in the building’s original construction be no longer available, but once brick, stone and tiles are exposed to the atmosphere they change their shade; darkening year after year as atmospheric soot particles lodge permanently in their surface.
Often, the builder will be confronted by his customer disappointed with the contrast between the new work and the old. He has tried his best but can only mumble his excuses saying,“ You’ll have to let it weather in”, or suggesting that a mix of yogurt and cow dung is applied to the new work. Neither of these solutions is effective since both old and new surfaces age naturally without ever blending together, and organic matter simple encourages moss and algae to take root.
Before Brick Staining
After Brick Staining
What Is The Best Brick Staining Solution?
That’s why LIQUID WEATHER is indispensable in avoiding unsightly contrasts in brickwork or, for that matter, stonework and roof tiles. It instantly and permanently stains bricks to which it is applied. Provided that new brickwork has a similar surface texture, and is a shade or two lighter than the old, the join between the two can easily be made invisible by applying LIQUID WEATHER’s brick staining effect . The more stain that is applied the darker the brick becomes and, since the pigment used is nothing more than micro-fined soot, the result will always look entirely natural.
To ensure that in each case the degree of staining is exactly right it is only necessary to apply LIQUID WEATHER to a small inconspicuous patch and allow it to dry. This takes only around 5 minutes in Summer and, perhaps, 20 minutes or so in Winter. If the effect is too light, simply apply multiple coats until the correct degree of stain is achieved. In the less likely event that the degree of darkening is too great then LIQUID WEATHER can be readily diluted by adding simple tap water.
Once bricks are stained to blend them with older work they will age in exactly the same way as the original building, and will never need to be re-treated. LIQUID WEATHER is a one shot solution to the age-old problem of mis-matching, or patchy, brickwork.
Of course, in some cases customers are unhappy that their brand new house is too bright and contrasts unhappily with neighbouring properties. In these instances LIQUID WEATHER can be readily sprayed over the whole building to tone it down, giving a pleasing maturity with its natural brick staining action.