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Hi, I’m Brian Young, the top-rated painting company in the greater Toronto area serving our clients for 30 plus years, and we paint homeowner’s dreams.
For this process, We perform through my proprietary painting process within our private client’s homes.
Overall, the brick painting/staining process (part 1 of 3 of our proprietary painting process) has been responsible for satisfying over 14,483 homeowners like yourself.
With our help, you will eliminate all the guesswork and never again waste your time or money when painting or staining your home’s bricks.
Without our help, you will likely waste your time and money painting or staining the wrong color, using the wrong materials, and applying the wrong process. Undeniably, choosing the wrong colors and materials resulting in poorly painted bricks.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about exterior brick staining
Question#1: What Colour Should I choose?
Answer: It depends on a combination of your trim, windows, doors, eaves, and soffits. However, to start with taupes and greys are the most commonly used by top designers including Revere Pewter HC-172, Inukshuk CC-460, Charcoal Slate HC-178, and Kendall Charcoal HC-166. If you are unsure, do some test patches in an area that won’t be seen very much ie. behind an air conditioner or water meter.
Question#2: How do I know if my Bricks can be Stained or Not?
Answer: If your bricks have been painted before then the answer is NO they cannot be stained. If you are not sure, simply splash some water up against your brick. If the brick absorbs the water, then it can be stained. If the water does not absorb and runs down in a bead, then it cannot be stained.
Question#3: Is it better to use paint or stain?
Answer: Assuming your brick has not been painted before, and can absorb the stain, then use stain 100%.
Question#4: Why is brick staining better than painting?
• Staining your bricks is healthier for your bricks because it allows them to breath
• Undoubtedly, they last way longer and almost never peel (15-year manufacturer warranty)
• Thirdly, stained bricks barely fade over time
• Stained bricks have a higher color selection and variations – solid or a semi-transparent
•Lastly, stained bricks are a bit more expensive but are similarly priced than painting them
Question#5: What application should they be applied? (ie. brush, roll, spray)
Answer: All 3 applications work. It depends on the situation. If your bricks grout are highly recessed in and the neighbours house are very far apart, then spraying is the preferred method. If the bricks grout is not that recessed in and the homes are fairly close together, then its better to brush and roll.
Question#6: Is it better to go a solid stain or a semi-transparent stain?
Answer: It depends on what you are trying to achieve. If you are trying to replicate a radical color change, then definitely go a solid stain. Similarly, if you just want to change the hue of your brick (ie. simply get rid of the pink or beige tinge) and you are fairly happy with them besides that hue, then choose a semi-transparent stain.
Question#7: How long should it last once I have my bricks stained?
Answer: Brick stain should never actually peel, and only fades very slightly over time. Therefore, it should last the life of the bricks or until you decide to change the color again. This will be likely at least 20 years plus.
Question#8: What is the cost of brick staining?
Answer: For the material, a gallon of brick stain ranges from $60-$80 per gallon; and 1 gallon can cover about 200-300 square feet.
To hire a professional company can range anywhere from $2500 to $12,000 for stain and labor depending on the size and height of your home.
Question#9: Can I do it myself?
Answer: Absolutely! As long as you have the time, are good with high ladders, and experienced with brushes/rollers, then you can do it yourself.
Question#10: Who can I choose if I decide not to do it myself?
Answer: Firstly, ask friends and family for someone who has done theirs. Otherwise, then google “Brick staining companies” or “Exterior brick stainers” and start with that. Particularly, go on HomeStars and search for “brick staining companies” in your city and base it on their good and bad reviews.
You want to stain your bricks…now what?
Firstly, give us a call or e-mail for a free quote on your exterior brick staining.
Secondly, our brick staining expert will arrive on-site and give you a needs-and-expectations assessment and a detailed estimate of what you want to be repaired and restored.
Thirdly, once we book the job with you, we will set up an ideal start date, assess any other issues you have, and charge your deposit.
Generally, on the first day of the job, we will do a brief walkthrough with you to confirm any other details and make sure we are on the same page as you. Subsequently, we will get started on your exterior brick staining pronto!
In any case, we will give you regular updates throughout the job so you are kept in-the-loop.
Finally, once we have finished the job, we will clean up your surroundings and ensure we leave it looking even better than when we first arrived! Then, we will do a final walkthrough with you (assuming you are home) to make sure that you are happy with the job before we consider it complete. If you are not around, we will call, text, or e-mail you to confirm when you will be around to check out the work. We are not satisfied until you are satisfied!
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!
If you want to stain your bricks, then contact us NOW! We’d be happy to turn your dream into a reality.
From The Owner & Founder
Hi and welcome!
I’m both deeply honoured and flattered you are considering using our services.
Since 1987 when I was at York University simply earning my way through school,
I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with thousands of amazing homeowners like yourself.
Besides the birth of my daughter, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a homeowner’s life change when we have transformed their dream home into a masterpiece. For that reason, we take our jobs very seriously and are committed to our cause.
At Home Painters our mission is to paint homeowners’ dreams, and make your painting experience last a lifetime!
I look forward to hopefully meeting you one day, as it brings me tremendous joy to make homeowner’s dreams come true.
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