We always aim to complete Brick Works project so that the whole surface looks seamless and attractive. Tinting is an indispensable tool in our skillset as it is not always possible to match the original appearance of bricks and mortar with the replaced items to the satisfaction of our client or ourselves. Combining the science of a laboratory with our eye for detail, we are able to conserve the appearance of your brick property with our Brick Tinting service!
Our Brick Tinting Service
As most brick restoration services are focused on reinstating the integrity of the property, brick tinting is concerned with maintaining the appearance of the property. Regardless of the age of the property, our Brick Tinting service conserves the aesthetic of a brick building by masking any signs of refurbishment work.
We always aim for an overall effect where the new brickwork is indistinguishable from the original, which means that we will combine the following processes as required.
● Brick tinting
● Mortar tinting
● Colour correction
How Does Spectrum Apply Brick Tinting?
The brick tinting solution is not paint, it is a mixture of coloured dyes combined with an acrylic-based and potassium solution. A bespoke mix is created onsite for testing on brick samples to ensure the correct colour blend is achieved. In order to match multicoloured blends a variety of different dye solutions can be blended in combination with each other to create the optimum match. Bricks can also be multicoloured, with variations and flashes that make up the brick type. It is also possible to match these variations in addition to single colours.
For tinting to be successful, a degree of porosity is necessary, usually no less than 10%. Most bricks can be tinted, however, there can be issues with very smooth or very hard bricks with low porosity and therefore low absorption characteristics. In these cases, a different binding constituent is employed, and this can give the bricks a slight sheen.
As part of our service all colour decisions are made in consultation with the client to ensure that they are satisfied with the approach and colour before the project work begins.