First of all THANK YOU for including the Classic Brick Red kit with my order. It was very kind of you and was the perfect addition. I ended up using a combination of the Classic Red Brick and the Tudor Brown to come very close to the color of our bricks. I did the entire area in the mixture, then went back over the bad mortar job with some Brick-Age. The light color of the mortar still shows a bit in places, so I still may do a very diluted coat of the brick age in a few places. But, unless you know what to look for it looks amazing. I don’t think it will ever look as perfect as the original, but the “curb appeal” of our house just increased immensely! In the second picture you can see that I made a wash of very dilute acrylic paint and lightened the areas above the windows and door. Looks so neat and clean. :) Thank you so very much for your help and for sending the extra color. I’m amazed that you just knew that’s the color I needed. I am beyond happy! All the best, Julie
Westminster Hall, Restoration WorkDyebrick has been used on internal Ashlar Stone at Westminster Hall, London which is the oldest building on the Parliamentary estate (11th Century). It was carefully used to touch-in or disguise inappropriate materials that had been applied to the fabric of the building, particularly dark grey portland cement smears, which are too difficult to remove without damaging the original stone.
This house is the oldest residential property in London. It was built Circa. 1597 It actually survived the Great Fire of London as it was within the walls of the Priory. It also survived a Zeppelin bombing raid during World War I. Damage to the brickwork on the third floor level was sustained during further attacks from bombing raids during World War II. These bricks were replaced a few years later but never matched. Dyebrick was used to blend the offending areas sympathetically, creating an authentic aged appearance which matched the period original. Dyebrick is the first choice for Preservation Companies and is approved by many Local Authorities. 2 x Classic Brick-Red Tinting Kits and 2 x Brick-Age Kits were used for this project. For general interest regarding Cloth Fair please view these links: BBC News Article 2 London Curiosities
Brick Restoration following Render RemovalAndy has done an amazing restoration job. The bricks were damaged and had hardened render deposits within the crevices. They had also been painted with red paint at one time prior to the rendering.
Matching-in old dark red sand and cement brick repairsHemingbrough Hall was built in 1842 by John Ion, vicar (d. 1860), as his own residence; it was at first called Hemingbrough Villa. It was designed in the Tudor style by Weightman & Hatfield of Sheffield. (fn. 19) Special addition of Dyebrick Fluorescent Orange to Standard Warm Orange Tinting Kit. Please contact Dyebrick for guidance with your preservation project.
Makeover with 'Old English Red' in New York!Howard Seigel: New York, NY. (10th January 2004) "Some photos of our contractor using Dyebrick color solution on my property. We were very impressed with the outcome and would recommend this product to others. Howard Siegel, Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY" Howard ordered 1 'Old English Red' kit and 1 'Charcoal' kit. National Flag & Display Co. Inc
Brick Tinting New YorkPlease find attached photos of tinting works carried out to the lower areas of brickwork. "We used your products with great success to the upper areas, thank you again for your valued help and assistance with our project." Howard ordered 1 x Old English Red Kit and 1 x Charcoal Mortar Tinting Kit. See Howard's earlier photos on page 5 of the main gallery.
"I must thank you for your help and guidance throughout my job. With your product we now have gained approval from the Conservation department concerned!" Lee ordered 3 'Regency Orange' Tinting Kits. Plus we supplied him with some 'Orange Glow'- a special fluorescent pigment addition. Please contact Dyebrick for any special requirements.
Nigel: Crockhurst, Kent, England.We used Dyebrick products for our conservation project. They also helped us choose the correct products. The results were stunning and the brick stain did not alter the properties of the brick, which produced a natural and sympathetic result, ideal for our our conservation project. I highly recommend their products. Nigel Exall
Discovering brick staining. I'd never heard of staining bricks before. Googling it, I found a few companies in Australia that provide a professional service but will not sell the materials for DIY, and eventually I came across Dyebrick's UK web site, which offered DIY kits, a very flexible product, sample pots, advice, made it look easy, and offered no fuss worldwide delivery. I emailed Dyebrick for advice on how I might stain all the bricks to match the darkest brown bricks in the wall. That more or less summarises my expectations at that time. Dyebrick soon replied suggesting a mix of two of their colours, which opened up more options for me that I had not considered and raised my expectations. I decided to try to match the bluestone in the 1880 walls instead. I ordered a selection of sample pots (charcoal, yellow stock, old english red for another project and the lightener) via the free delivery option expecting to see them in several weeks. I was therefore very pleasantly surprised to see them arrive after just 5 days. If this was typical it would fit perfectly with my schedule of working on the project over weekends only.... Click this link for Ross's detailed report on his Brick Tinting experience: Old Cottawalla Schoolhouse
"Thank you Dyebrick!!...I am so impressed with the way your Classic Brick-Red was able to cover my old lime staining problem!" Sebastian ordered 1 x Classic Brick-Red Tinting Kit.