Are Brick Fireplaces Outdated?

A fireplace can be a handsome and dramatic focal point of nearly any living space. It’s one of those cozy home features that’s a very desirable architectural detail for many homebuyers. Are brick fireplaces outdated? Short answer: NO.  But what if your fireplace is trapped in another decade? What if it’s a testament to the … Continued

Whitewashing Brick

Whitewashing brick is the on-trend practice of applying a very thin layer of watered-down paint to brick. The technique typically tones down the natural colors of masonry, and oftentimes extreme variations in appearance, but still allows the natural textures of the brick to come through. It’s a relatively quick solution for many homeowners wanting to … Continued

Home Renovation Ideas

You’ve probably spent a little more time at home in the last year or so compared to before, and, let’s face it – how you view your home and the feelings you have towards certain things about your home have probably changed. Maybe your backyard could look cooler? Maybe your kitchen could look more open? … Continued

How to Update Brick Exterior

Brick is one of the best options for residential and commercial properties, which is why it’s been around (and lasted) for centuries. However, brick doesn’t always look as good on day 1,993 as it did on day 1. It only requires a little bit of maintenance and we’ll walk you through how to update brick … Continued

Stayntech® Care and Testing Results

Stayntech® for Brick Staining and Coloring Summary of BrickImaging, INC. ASTM testing A recent test was conducted to determine the durability of Stayntech for brick staining. BrickImaging, Inc. employed the independent laboratories of MPT, Inc. to perform a series of evaluative tests on the Stayntech® treated brick, as well as to potential updates of the Stayntech® … Continued

Pros and Cons of Painting Exterior Brick

Painting the exterior brick of your home is a quick solution for many homeowners wanting a change—but is it the best solution? Painted brick requires continued maintenance after just a few years so it may not be the best option for you. Before heading to the hardware store and adding all kinds of brushes and … Continued

How to Clean Exterior Brick

Masonry is widely recognized as an exceptionally durable and low-maintenance building material, however, it does require some cleaning from time to time. Knowing how to clean exterior brick and interior brick will help your brick last as long as possible and look its absolute best at the same time. How To Clean Interior and Exterior … Continued

How Long Does Brick Stain Last?

Brick staining is an increasingly popular solution for homeowners wanting to update the look of their homes without sacrificing durability. Masonry stains, unlike paint, do not block the evaporation process and provide longevity that simply cannot be matched by paint. So what’s the lifespan of brick stain? How long does brick stain last? Let’s dive … Continued

Benefits of a Brick House

Brick has been around for a very long time and for good reason. It’s the superior choice in home building for a variety of different reasons. So, why should you choose brick, and what are the benefits of a brick house? We list some of the top reasons below. What is Brick Made Of? Brick … Continued

Brick Stain vs Paint

Perhaps the color is fading or you’re trying to add more curb appeal and you’re looking to upgrade your brick property. Whatever the case is, it’s good to compare brick stain vs paint, as far as which is better for your home or business. Brick staining is the better option for long-term property looks and … Continued