Love this product! I enjoyed mixing my own dye, experimenting a bit with the charcoal dye and the lightener to get the results I wanted on my brick. I decided to dye the brick and mortar the same mixture, as the translucency of the dye gives variation that would be absent if just using paint. It takes a while to apply, but I just put on my headphones and listened to music. The whole process was very relaxing. Finishing the brick shown took me roughly 20 hours over 4 days. We get compliments constantly on how much people like the updated look!