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‘Dyeing Art’ in the Royal Gallery – The Palace of Westminster

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Dyebrick were asked to produced some historic natural earth-based oxides, cobalt blues and chrome greens to match historic colours for restoration to decorative art surrounding the windows in the Royal Gallery. The work is being undertaken by DBR Conservation

Dyebrick products have been used throughout the Parliamentary Estate during the last 3 years of restoration.

Hotham School Wall – Brick Ageing Complete!

Hotham School Wall - Brick Ageing

The finishing touches are now complete! Dyebrick’s Brick-Age product was used to produce an authentic aged appearance to the yellow brick wall.

Mild Soot Wash technique using Dyebrick 'Brick Age'

Dyebrick products are guaranteed for the life of the wall!

Hotham School Wall – Soot Washing

Hotham School Wall Soot Wash

Hotham School Wall Soot Washing

“Residents who have expressed concerns about the appearance of a new school wall in Putney will have spotted that action has now been taken to make the wall blend into its surroundings more easily.”

Dyebrick products were chosen to ‘age’ the new wall to produce a more sympathetic appearance more suited to the surrounding period properties.

Dale Dempsey, who has been tinting bricks for over 30 years, carried out the work on behalf of Wandsworth Council. The process is known as Soot Washing, (or ‘sooting’).

Dyebrick have two products for this ageing process, one called ‘Soot Wash’ and a less intense product called ‘Brick-Age’. It was the Brick-Age product that was used for this project.

Although the majority of this work was carried out a few months ago, the finishing touches are being carried out this week.

A ‘Bright’ Idea from Dyestone!

Dyestone, part of the Dyegroup have launched their ‘Whitener’ product for restoring white Hill Figures.

After three years of trials in North Yorkshire, Dyestone are proud to introduce their range of stone whiteners for flint and limestone. Dyestone offer a maintenance service to heritage trusts and restoration groups.

Hill Figure Restoration

1760’s Coffeehouse at Colonial Williamsburg, VA

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The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation reconstructed Richard Charlton’s 18th-century coffeehouse—which, is the only authentic 18th-century coffeehouse in the United States. the grand opening is on Friday, November 20, 4:00 p.m.

Brick Stain Products

Dyebrick products were used on the cosmetic renovation to the foundation walls.

Brick mason Ray Canetti stained the bricks sympathetically to create an authetic and natural recreation of how the Coffeehouse would have looked when first built.

Dyebrick is specified for use in conservation projects, as the physical properties of the masonry are not altered. For more information about the Coffee House renovation click here.

For information about The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation click here.

Brick Colour Washing in London

Dyebrick was used as an effective red colour-wash to enhance ‘Riverview Mansions’ by the Thames in London.

Five of our ‘Six-Packs’ were used for this project. Please contact us for free advice and sample panels when using for large projects.

Brick Colour Wash

Red Brick Colour Wash using Dyebrick

Dyebrick at Greenwich Village NYC

Dyebrick products are chosen by restoration and heritage groups to blend-in obvious extensions and repair work.

This particular project was completed 5 years ago and still looks as good as the day it was tinted. All the repair work was sympathetically disguised using Dyebrick ….and a little artistic flair!