Initial tinting fluid dilution:
20fl.oz = 162.5 sq.ft
600ml = 15m2
40fl.oz = 325
60fl.oz = 487.5 sq.ft
1800ml = 45m2
There is sufficient Fixing Agent supplied with 1 kit to produce 60 fl.oz or 1.8 litres of tinting fluid. For higher dilution rate extra Fixing Agent Pots can be purchased from our online shop.
These figures are based on the average absorption rate of standard, smooth-faced clay bricks. Coverage rates can drop down significantly (up to a factor of 3) for absorbent bricks or if carried out on brickwork in direct sunlight or during high ambient temperatures.
PRACTICE WHILST ALSO ASSESSING THE COVERAGE RATE...A good idea is to practice using plain water and a 2-inch pure bristle paintbrush (not nylon) on your bricks. This will enable you to judge how much to load your brush to prevent runs or spillage.
You will also to be able to assess how the brick 'draws' the product from your brush and what pressure needs to be applied to effectively dye your bricks.
If you measure out 600mls you will also be able to ascertain how much area you can cover so you will know how much to order.
Remember to let any areas that you have practiced on fully dry out prior to starting any tinting work.
To calculate the amount of bricks each kit will cover: There are approximately 60 bricks per 1 square metre of face brickwork.