Masonry staining has been at the forefront of the building industry for many years. Physical appearance is crucial to the work of architects and construction experts alike, with client satisfaction depending on not just quality work, but aesthetics, too. So…how do professionals add that special touch to brickwork? Well, that’s where masonry and brick staining come into play.

What is brick staining? 

Masonry staining, aka. brick staining is the art of changing the color of masonry through a professional stain solution. What may seem like something so simple has in fact empowered architects to come up with unique color solutions for buildings worldwide.

What is brick stain made of?

Although most people assume that brick stain is in fact paint, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, our main mission in the masonry staining industry is to remove the barriers that architects and engineers used to face when their only color solution was paint. Stain doesn’t crack or peel, and it delivers whatever color you’re looking for.

What kind of bricks can be stained?

When it comes to which type of masonry can be stained, stones, brick, block, mortar, and concrete all make the list. As long as the stains are professional and water-based, pretty much any kind of porous masonry be transformed using one of our solutions. We’re able to get an exact match, no matter how challenging the materials are, plus if you’re not 100% sure which color or solution you’d like to go for, we’re happy to advise.

How is brick stain applied?

There are a number of different ways that masonry/brick stains can be applied. Staining is a bit like painting, but you have to act fast as adding another layer of stain will change the color. With paint, it’ll just dry and you can easily touch it up, whereas with stain if you try and touch it up, it’ll change appearance completely. This is why it’s so important that you use a trusted professional to help.

What are the benefits of brick staining?

If you’re wondering what the benefits of brick staining are compared to using paint, the main benefit has to be longevity. Paint as a surface coating will eventually come off – and that can happen in as little as 3 years time. At Nawkaw, we’ve coined the term “paintenance” because it describes the amount of work that goes into dealing with painted exteriors. Paint has to be constantly touched up to keep in looking it’s best, whereas brick stains are much more long-lasting and provide a maintenance-free solution to keeping your buildings looking beautiful.

Our products

Here at Nawkaw, we pride ourselves on giving our clients the very best brick staining products out there. All of our brick stains are locally adapted so that they suit your local climate. Each stain is scientifically advanced, plus they’re all environmentally friendly, too. 

If you have any questions or would like to explore the world of professional masonry and brick staining in more detail, all you have to do is get in touch. If you’d like to have a look at the full range of products on offer, all you have to do is pay our product page a visit.