Hello! I'm submitting a before and after photo of my fireplace. I custom mixed Old English Red, Charcoal, and Yellow dye to change my drab fireplace into a classic red brick! I LOVE the results. Thanks Dyebrick!
I wanted to share how pleased I am with using the Dyebrick products for my Fireplace. I mixed one container of Old English Red and one of Rustic Brown. As you can see my bricks were very faded. The stain is very easy to use and had no odor. I had to work over a few weekends, and it stored well in a Mason jar. Cleans up easy also. It was a great suggestion to purchase the sample pots to test the color and coverage. I feel like I have a new fireplace instead of an eyesore!
At first I was apprehensive but desperately wanted to update the fireplace before the holidays. I could not be happier with the ease of use and results! Used charcoal stain and lightener to create the various shades. Still have work to do on the fireplace surround and mantle but very pleased with how simple change to brick color has modernized the overall appearance of the fireplace.
Just wanted to Thank you for this product. It took me about 5 hours from start to finish to get our fireplace totally transformed. Our fireplace is large and the center of the house. We used the Charcoal dye and are absolutely thrilled with the outcome. No more 70's style look and it really pulls our house together more! Thank you!
Sincere thanks to you for your technical help, and making a fantastic product. Dyebrick products were paramount to completing my project perfectly. Great people and company!
I received the rustic brown sample and applied it to the fireplace. Very happy with the results. I have placed an order for more to do the facade of our house. Thank you!!!
Jodi USAI just wanted to share our completed fireplace with you. We are beyond happy with the results! What a difference in the room your product made. The old brick added such a coolness to the room that I disliked so much. Now, the room has warmth and the fireplace is a focal point in the room that we embrace. We used Dyebrick in Old English Red and Rustic Brown. The whole process was quite easy, but tedious, which I expected it to be somewhat. It was definitely worth every minute I spent working on it. We have received countless compliments on the transformation. I am so happy I found your product. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a way to change the appearance of their existing brick! Thank you,Jodi Rochowiak See Jodi's Remodelaholic Blog See lots of Garden Web Comments!
Rustic Brown x 1 Tinting KitJust wanted to thank you again for your help and for the amazing product. My wife and I did our fireplace with it a couple weeks ago and we loved it so much that we ended up doing our whole house this past weekend. It turned out very nice and will definitely be recommending your product to all that inquire! We have gotten several compliments already about how rich it made the house look. I'll send you a few pics. Thanks! Chad To see Chad's House project: Chad's House Project
I x Rustic Brown Sample pot.To the wonderful tech support at Dyebrick: I could not be more pleased with the results. 1. Image 001 is my 42 year-old fireplace after 10 hours of scrubbing with a baking soda/dish detergent paste and every other product I could find. 2. Image 002 shows the fireplace after applications of a sample size bottle of Rustic Brown Dyebrick with the fixative agent. Beautiful! 3. As we discussed, the only problem was that, after drying, a brown powdery residue rubbed off on my finger. 4. With the help of technical support at Dyebrick, we surmised the fireplace interior was made of fire bricks. Fire bricks have an aluminum oxide content that can be as high as 50-80% with correspondingly less silica. 5. Technical support at Dyebrick recommended painting with a highly dilute solution of Seal-Krete which I ordered at Home Depot in the US : 8-1 dilution worked for me. 6. Image 003 shows the fireplace after Dyebrick plus Seal-Krete. It looks like beautiful antique brick and matches my marbleized fireplace surround. 7. Image 004 shows my beautiful “new” fireplace with new gas logs illuminating the lovely interior. A big thank you to all of you at Dyebrick. I was quite taken aback when I realized that I would have to order this product from England! To anyone in the US, do not hesitate. The product arrived faster than expected. The functionality is unmatched and the technical support is super resourceful and fast, even with the time difference! I could not more highly recommend Dyebrick. This could be my greatest accomplishment of the year. Karen Hyman Cherry Hill, NJ
1 x Mild Soot WashThis is the most amazing product, it has totally transformed our fireplaces, and is so easy to use, see the difference in just one day! We used Mild Soot wash.
* Winner of our 2008 'Win a Canon Camera' Competition!*"I used your 'Yellow Stock" Kit and "Khaki" Sample pot for the mortar. The results were truly amazing ~ a real focal point!" 6 months later.... "Hi, Dyebrick I was so surprised to hear I had won first prize in your camera competition. I sent in my Before & After pictures a while ago and I forgot all about the competition you were running until I got your email. I never usually win anything and it has come just at the right time with Christmas coming up. Thank you so much and Merry Christmas. Kind regards Samantha"
Annie: Chichester, England.This tiny cottage is very close to my heart and we have done all we could possibly to renovate it from being in a terrible mess to become a home while retaining all the history and features ... for posterity After 5 1/2 years of works we are still at it. This inglenook was a daunting prospect as the paints used had really destroyed the whole thing and without Peelaway 7 I would have been desperate as one cannot sand blast such a fragile area (or sand blast ANY area in a treasure like this) To know there is a product out there that might help us "lift" this little Black Hole of Calcutta into a pleasant sight to behold while not tarting it up to look false and modern is very encouraging. _______________________________ We have now completed our fireplace using the Dyebrick colours you suggested. We are thrilled with the results!
* Winner of our 2009 'Win a Canon Camera' Competition!*Dan, was one of our 2009 "Win a Canon Camera" competition winners. He did a spectacular job transforming his dark pink bricks to a new yellow-stock colour. Dan used 2 'Yellow Stock' Brick Tinting Kits + 1 'Lightener' Pot and 2 pots of 'Lime-White' 'After-Tones'.
"I just wanted to send you a quick follow-up note to thank you for a wonderful product and for directing me to the color that ended up being perfect for my fireplace. To most it's a very subtle change but to me and my husband it makes all the difference in the world. The color now blends in perfectly with my home. The grout lines are more visible which gives the overall appearance a much more attractive and clean look. I couldn’t be more pleased! I’m sending you a couple before-during-after pictures so you can see for yourself. I hadn’t completed the hearth in the pix but you’ll get the idea. Anyway, thanks again and have a wonderful holiday season!"
Danette used our Rustic Brown and diluted it three times to produce a subtle enhanced look.
Danette used our Rustic Brown and diluted it three times to produce a subtle enhanced look.
David Lewis: Oxford, England."The overall effect is terrific - everyone who sees it thinks I built a new fireplace. Thanks, David" David used 1 x 'Classic Brick Red' Tinting Kit.
Dennis Perry: New York. (14th February 2005) This is what the customer had to say about Dyebrick: "Attached a photo of our fireplace which was just refinished with your product. You can see what a great difference it made!! Thanks, again, folks. We are most pleased." - Dennis Perry, NY, USA. Dennis ordered one Dybrick Kit 'Yellow Stock' and a pot of 'Lightener' for his project.
Irene used 3½ Lightener Pots and 2 x Yellow 'After-Tones', she mixed one of these to the Lightener and the other she used to produce yellow highlights to her wall at the end. Irene also used 1 x Black 'After-Tones' to 'distress' some of her bricks.
1 x Old English Red We love the way our chimney looks now! It looks even better in person. Here are some pictures of the work in progress and the chimney last night. I am thinking about doing the front of the house now!
Enhancing Brick FireplaceBefore and after pictures of my fireplace - we used Old English Red. It had used brick, so the color is still variegated but the fireplace looks so much better. The mortar shows up better. Love your product. It was easy to use.
Jennifer Schnoebelen: Cedar Rapids, Iowa (10/10/2005) WOW! Your product is great. I used it on a chimney that had been behind plaster for 105 years. Dyebrick was extremely easy to use and went on quickly. You would never suspect that the lovely old red bricks were originally plain gray. Jennifer ordered 1 x 'Old English Red' Tinting Kit.
Fireplace Makeover with artistic brick staining techniques!"I wanted to write to tell you how pleased I am with my new fireplace. I used the orange, yellow and lightner tints and then used a sea sponge to make the brick look "used" or older. I have attached some photos of my old brown fireplace and the finished product. I have gotten so many compliments. Thank you so much!" Joan James, Stirling Heights, MI. USA Joan ordered 1 x Warm Orange Kit, 2 x Lightener Pots and 2 Sample Pots of Yellow Stock.[i]
Firetruck Red - Old English Red!Hi, My name is Jon and I bought your Dyebrick product a few months ago. First I was impressed have fast it was shipped over seas to me. Then I was amazed at how well the dye works. I truly recommend it to all that has bricks. Thank for making such a great product! Jon Drew Houston Texas USA
Karen Bramall, Romsey, Hants."When we moved into our house as much as we loved the idea of having an open fire, we couldn't quite get used to how imposing the red brick fireplace was. The house only having been built ten years ago it didn't have any charm to the brickwork, in fact it looked more like an outside wall and the size of it meant that you couldn't not look at it! I contemplated various ideas to change it and am so glad I came across Dyebrick as the end result is just fantastic, you truly cannot tell that it was ever red brick and people are amazed when I tell them it's not real Cotswold stone. It was a bit of a labour of love, with each brick having several treatments to give it an authentic look but SO worth it! It is now a beautiful feature not an eyesore and the whole room looks lighter and larger now. The team at Dyebrick were so helpful, recommending different colour finishes and telling me how to apply them to get the desired effect at various stages throughout the job. Many Thanks:) Karen Bramall, Romsey, Hants"
Kirsten: New Orleans, Louisiana, USALast weekend I knocked out a project I have been dying to do since we moved in a month ago. As a double shotgun, our house has a five (yes, 5!) fireplaces. None of them are actually functional, but three still have exposed brick on the first floor. Unfortunately, the one in the living room was a weird shade of orangey-red. I can handle red, but the orange truly looked awful next to our grey walls. After quite a bit of research, I found the UK-based company, Dyebrick. Dyebrick offers 10 different colors and is made so that you can apply the product in varying strengths. Meaning you can either use it full-strength or dilute the heck out of it so that you’re pre-existing brick shows through as much as possible. I went with the “charcoal” color and did a full dilution so that I would have as much product as possible because I only ordered one kit. As you can see, our fireplace still needs a bit of love– I need to find a grill cover and accessorize the mantle– but the change in color is a big improvement.
Fireplace recoloring with Dyebrick"Hello Dyebrick, your customer service has been outstanding..." Majie used a 50/50 blend of Old English Red and Rustic Brown to enhance her fireplace.
Maureen: Prudhoe, Northumberland.We are delighted with the outcome of our brick dyeing experience. We were able to cover up all the mortar stains and mess that were on the bricks. We used your Dark Plum colour and the Classic Brick Red. Thank you Dyebrick! Maureen and Roger
"Thanks for such an excellent product, 1st class service and order turnaround. See attached some pics from my project. The only surprise was that it took MUCH longer than expected to apply and the coverage rate was very low - probably because of our fairly rough textured bricks, and care to avoid getting the mortor stained, however it was well worth the effort." Robert ordered 1 x Warm Orange Tinting Kit Dyebrick brick stain is perfect for all fireplaces as it is odourless, will not peel or flake and is completely fire retardant.
Fireplace Tinting"I would like to thank you for your product. My mother had a fireplace that was closed up for years. I found your dye online, asked a few questions and ordered the product. When trying something new, I was a little nervous of the outcome. I cannot say enough for your wonderful product. I was thrilled with the results. My mother can enjoy her fireplace once again, as well as show it off to others. I have enclosed a picture of the fireplace as it was being worked on to see the incredible difference!! I have been talking about your product to everyone I know!" Thank you, Stacy Laumann Muskego, WI
Thomas & Abba: Portland, Oregon, USA.Here is the before and after..... Brick was kind of muddy yellowish clay color kind of drab and Icky but thanks to Dyebrick now it looks rich and natural slightly reddish variegated brown brick color and it made the mortar stand out beautifully as you can see: it is a superb product, we highly recommend it, my wife did it herself it was easy if you are patient and good with detail. Note we also repainted the woodstove and that really helped. God save the Queen!
Consuelo Heath (March 2006) "We used your products to restore our fireplace with fantasic results! I am attaching before and after photos - feel free to put them on your web site if you want. The fireplace was covered with paint, and plaster in some areas. Once we got that gunk off (what a chore), we used Dyebrick to return the brick color. Finally, brushed on a 50-50 mixture of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits to minimize the washed-out appearance of the bricks due to the paint and removal process."