Exterior Brick Staining

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Exterior brick staining is one of the easiest ways to make a big change on your curb appeal. After spending so many years with the same bricks (and for the past year also at home), we understand how important it is to pull off such a project. So, if you’re thinking of painting the exterior bricks of your home, in Toronto and the GTA, you have to think about the conditions of the bricks you’re painting and if any work needs to be done. Another consideration is to understand if your bricks were previously painted or sealed since that won’t allow the stain to stick (more on that later). 

But don’t let this overwhelm you and stop you to continue with your project, we’ll help you get a better idea of this process and most importantly, the costs involved in doing it.

A lot of people stop and consider — Does brick staining last and is worth it? If you can (based on the condition of your bricks), 100% of the time we recommend going with staining since it becomes part of the brick and according to the stain manufacturers it can last over 15 years (but it normally lasts much longer). You’ll want to know what their painting cost per square foot usually averages out to be. You’ll also want to think about their hourly rate and the average cost to paint a house. So, let’s dig right in and get started!

We understand why you want to get rid of your outdated bricks and enjoy a new curb appeal. We’ve helped hundreds of homes with Staining their Bricks professionally and with 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed on paper. Seamless, painless, fast.

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Brick Staining Vs Brick Painting

Difference between brick staining and painting

Brick staining is actually better for the health of the bricks themselves as the stain allows them to breathe. If you go with brick stain, it rarely fades over time as the stain basically becomes a part of the brick. Brick stain doesn’t simply cover the brick like a paint does, but it fully adheres and becomes a permanent fixture.

Brick stain works to stop water from absorbing as well, so there’s a real longevity to it. Not to mention the prevention of cracking and peeling, which can occur with painting brick over the years.

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People are often unsure if they can even stain their bricks or they ask themselves if it’s the right way to go for their home. 

If your bricks have not been painted or stained before, you can 100% stain your bricks! If you’re unsure, simply do the quick water splash test. If the brick absorbs the water, it can be stained. If the water does not absorb and beads down the wall, it cannot be stained. 

Not only does brick staining work to maintain the original aesthetics of the home and architecture, but it’s healthier for the brick itself, more cost effective in the long run and can last upwards of 15 years! 

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Colours available for exterior brick stain

There are so many colours to choose from when it comes to brick stain! If you’re thinking of stain, one thing to consider is whether you should go semi-transparent or solid. Generally, if you’re happy with the look of your bricks and you want to change the hue, go with a semi-transparent brick stain. By going with semi-transparent, you’re keeping the integrity of the brick, but just changing the colour.

It depends on what you are trying to achieve. We can go from light to dark with the stain or even the opposite. We also offer special brick stain matching to your original bricks! 

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Frequently asked questions when it comes to brick staining

1. How much does exterior brick staining cost?

General brick staining costs in Toronto and GTA:
Important to note, although prices at Home Painters may vary, brick staining starts at $3,995 + hst. Getting a better price by bundling other painting, carpentry, or handyman services will grow your project and help you save money.

But if you want a quick and easy way to get have an idea, here is just some general ball park prices based on historical averages.

Approximate prices for exterior brick staining

The size of a project is one of the major factors that influence the cost of exterior brick staining. Typically, based on the size of the project, the cost is about: 

• Small to medium brick staining job: $4,000 to $6,000 + HST
• Medium to large brick staining job:  $6,000 to $10,000 + HST
• Large to XL brick staining job:  $10,000 to $20,000+ + HST
Approximate completion times for interior house painting
• Small to medium brick staining job: 2 to 3 business days
• Medium to large brick staining job:  3 to 7 business days
• Large to XL brick staining job:  7 to 14 business days

***Or if you are in a rush, inquire about our 1 or 2 day painting services.***

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  1. The difficulty of the job. A project of exterior brick staining will cost you more if you need it to reach areas that might be difficult to access (i.e. fixtures outside, oddly placed corners that require a special machine to reach). Such areas require extra effort and will incur more expenses. 
  2. How soon you want it done, and how fast you need it done. In this case, your painting company might need to pay extra for extra hours, move a job, or cancel one, which could increase the price. 
  3. Tied to the previous point, if you have a flexible schedule you can take advantage of a low season like the end of winter or the end of summer to get it done.
  4. The size of the job. The larger the job, the lower the price per unit. 
  5. Payment terms i.e. Visa vs e-transfer. A lot of clients like to use their credit cards for many reasons, however, these payments come with a fee that increases the overall price. 
  6. The amount of preparation involved. i.e. isolating to avoid painting undesired areas (i.e removing plants, covering and taping). 
  7. Number of coats that are involved. The number of coats involved depends on the color you choose. A higher number of coats means a higher price for exterior brick staining.  
  8. Number of colours: if you can keep it to 5 colours max that will not increase the price because there are less difficulty and paint (stain) waste.
  9. Different types of paint can increase cost. We use high-quality paint so you can rest assured you’re well covered. Nevertheless, if you want something very specific and ultra-premium that can potentially increase the price.
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***If you want to know the exact price to paint your home we would recommend getting a FREE Estimate.
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2. Will you include the paint, materials and labour?

Yes, all the materials to protect and prepare the walls as well as labor are included.

3. Do I have to move my own furniture before the painters come?

Usually yes, painters can do it for you but that will add on the hours of your project and it will increase your overall estimate. But!, if there’s any oversized item that you cannot move on your own, it’s normally ok to ask them to give you a hand to move it a bit to allow them to paint.

4. How long will my project take?

Most jobs will take 2 and 5 days. But if your in a rush, inquire about our 1 or 2 day painting services.

5. How do I pick my colours?

We can suggest some of the most popular colours to get  you started from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams. If you really need help, one of our experts can come to help you pick colours.

6. Who will you be sending to do my project?

The project will be completed by our in-house painters, who are all experienced and professionally trained (and not subcontractors).

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The Ultimate Premium Brick Stain

Are you on the lookout for something extra special and unique when it comes to brick staining? If you’re looking to match up your stain to previously existing walls, this is certainly a less expensive option than replacing a whole wall! We offer the ultimate premium of brick staining. Completely specialized and not for the faint of heart, our seasoned brick staining experts are capable of completing even the trickiest of brick staining jobs. This option does work out to be two times the price in most cases, but you will be astonished with the results!

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What to do now that you are ready for exterior brick staining?

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Firstly, give us a call or e-mail for a free quote on your exterior brick staining! 

Our brick staining expert will arrive on-site to give you an assessment and a detailed estimate, featuring everything you want repaired and restored.

Step Two Booking


The job will get booked and we’ll set up an ideal starting date.

On the first day, we will do a brief walk-through to ensure we’re on the same page.

From there, we’ll get started with the brick staining! You’ll be kept in the loop every step of the way.

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Once we have finished the job, we’ll clean up any messes and ensure the site is left spotless!

Then, we’ll do a final walk-through with you to make sure you are completely happy with the job before we consider it complete!

If you’re not around, we will call, text or email to set up a proper time for the final walk-through. We are not satisfied until you’re fully satisfied!

Step Four Quality Check


Nonetheless, we don’t process your final payment until you tell us that you’re completely happy with our work. To prove that we are 100% confident in our ability to take care of you, we offer a 15-year warranty on all brick staining services!

10 Questions You Must Ask When Hiring A Painting Contractor

10 Questions You Must Ask When Hiring a Painting Contractor

Hiring a painting contractor to come into your home can be downright scary. There are so many horror stories out there about people getting taken advantage of because they didn’t know how to pick a painter and didn’t ask the right questions.

So here are 10 questions you must ask your painter before hiring them. It’s important to know what to look for in professional painters to put safety first since the painter and their colleagues may be meeting your family and children, seeing your possessions, will become familiar with your schedule and learning many more details about your personal life.

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At Home Painters Toronto, we offer specialized brick and mortar repair services to help maintain the beauty and structural integrity of your property. Our skilled team has over 36 years of experience, ensuring your repairs are handled with precision and care. From fixing minor cracks to comprehensive restorations, we provide solutions tailored to your needs.

Our services include thorough inspections, high-quality repairs, and the use of premium materials to guarantee lasting results. Whether you’re in Toronto or the GTA, trust us to keep your brickwork in top condition.

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Our cheerful, professional painters have experience painting essentially anything you can think of!

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