Frequently Asked Questions
about Changing the Color of Masonry:
Question: Why might I want to change the color of my masonry?
You may not like the color of your current masonry.
You may have an addition on your building where the new masonry does not match the masonry on the original building.
||You may have a door, window or other opening in your building that has been filled in with masonry that does not match the contiguous masonry.
Question: How long will it last?
Answer: Dozens of years or more. The products we use are top of the line and of the highest quality. They have a proven track record, and have been used in all environmental conditions around the world with great success for over 100 years. Many jobs completed in the 1800’s are still color fast, show no signs of failure, and look fantastic. Most ordinary paints bond to masonry by way of an adhesive bond. Our products form a permanent mineral bond with the masonry. Because of this, they are fully breathable, cannot crack or peel, and do not trap moisture in the masonry. Ultimately, how long it lasts is influenced by:
Question: Will changing the color of my masonry make my masonry non-breathable as you explained on your paint stripping page?
Answer: Definitely not. Our products are fully breathable, cannot crack or peel and do not trap moisture in the masonry.
Question: Can the color of my mortar be changed without affecting the brick or stone?
Answer: Yes. The process is basically the same whether you want the color of your mortar, or just your masonry units changed.