Total Wall Care Colour Matching Brick Tint has been developed to enable both the competent DIYer and professional contractor to carry out brick tinting without changing the physical properties, texture or character of the original material.
Available in a wide range of colours, the “shake to use” solution stains the brick to form a permanent, inseparable, vapour permeable bond which allows the brick to breathe and will not flake like paint. It can also be used on porous natural stone, concrete and mortar bed joints.
The quickest and easiest way to dye brick.
Due to the limited availability of the original bricks, repairs and improvements to buildings are often carried out with mismatched bricks leaving the property looking unsightly. With Total Wall Care Colour Matching Tints this problem can be rectified easily.
Our ready to use brick matching tints are available in handy 1 litre, 2.5 litre and 5 litre containers of pre-mixed solution which can be used outdoor and indoor. With Total Wall Care Colour Matching Tint there’s no need to follow any instructions to combine the components of the product. Simply shake the Jerry can and it’s ready to use and each litre of solution can be diluted to create a maximum of 3L of brick dye.
Also available in 75ml, non-permanent, sample pots allowing the user to carry out test brick staining for colour matching that can then be removed with a pressure washer**.
Available in the following standard colours:
- Hamstone Yellow
- Old London Yellow
- Old London Stock
- Burnt Orange
- Burnt Sienna
- Traditional Brick Red
- Rustic Brick Red
- Old London Red
- Classic Plum
- Coffee Brown
- Rich Brown
- Sienna Brown
- Staffordshire Blue *NEW*
- Carbon Black
- Soot Wash – for replicating ageing and carbonation.
- Lime Wash
*A custom, brick colour matching service is also available on request.
The pre-coloured, “liquid-glass” tinting solution can be diluted with water to a maximum ratio of 1 part tint to 2 parts water to obtain different shades.
Unlike paint which coats the surface and stops it from breathing, Total Wall Care Colour Matching Tints are absorbed into the brick and recolour mismatched bricks by forming a permanent, vapour permeable bond which retains both texture and natural characteristics. Allowing walls to breathe is extremely important to prevent issues with damp.
Total Wall Care Brick Tint can be used on any porous building material such a brick, natural stone, mortar joints and concrete. It is unsuitable for “closed” materials such as engineering bricks and marble or any waterproof surfaces or surfaces that have previously been treated with waterproofing.
TIP: To check whether your brick or stone is suitable for colour staining simply splash a small amount of water onto the surface. If the water beads up and runs off, the material cannot be stained. If it remains wet it can.
1L of brick stain will tint approximately 20-25m2 of brickwork. However, the exact coverage rate will depend on the porosity of the bricks and the depth of colour desired. We recommend a trial application to determine precise coverage rates and shade.
For all solid colours the tint is simply applied using a clean paint brush.
For Soot Wash, techniques such as sponging, stippling and even spraying can be used to replicate ageing and carbonation.
These techniques can also be used to layer colours to replicate natural discolouration and colour variations within single bricks.
For an example of a DIY customer’s tinting project, please click here.
Note: Although the product is not recommended for use on horizontal surfaces, it can be used as long as an appropriate sealant is used once the tint has fully dried.
** The 75ml Sample pots do not contain a fixative and will only provide a temporary tint. Following application, the test area should be washed with water, preferably using a pressure washer – especially on textured bricks. Due to the fine pigment particles contained within the brick tint solution, some small residue may remain in heavily textured areas or crevices.
Total Wall Care FAQ
Please note, due to variations in camera lenses and display screens, it is impossible for us to give accurate brick colour matching recommendations from photographs. However, we are more than happy to receive a small sample of the material that you are trying to match. Simply send a small piece, at least the size of a 1p coin, with your full contact details to:
Steadfast Specialist Products Ltd, The Yard, Orchard Cottage, Cary Fitzpaine, Somerset, BA22 8JB