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!