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What Is Masonry Staining?

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Masonry staining adds flexibility to any masonry project.

Masonry staining is the art and science of transforming the color of masonry with a custom stain solution. Masonry staining is a crucial component of the masonry industry and has empowered architects, owners and project managers to achieve a desired color when designing and building with masonry.  With masonry staining traditional color limitations can be overcome and risks associated with a project can be avoided.

What Does Masonry Staining Look Like?

Masonry staining is not paint. A professional masonry stain will look very natural and should not require future maintenance. Unlike paint, masonry stains will not peel or crack over time. Masonry stains are extremely versatile and can appear lighter, darker or achieve a desired color. A good masonry staining firm will work with you to determine a style that is appropriate for you project.

What Types of Masonry Can Be Stained?

Natural and manufactured stone, brick, block, mortar, concrete, cast and precast stone can be stained. Just about any type of porous masonry can be stained with water based and professional grade stains. The best staining firms can get an exact match for all types of masonry, including more challenging materials such as natural, manufactured, and cast stone. No two jobs are the same. A lithium-based stain is ideal for concrete masonry, for example, because it adds a deeper penetration and chemical bonding. Other stains might reduce energy costs by reflecting infrared light and decreasing thermal transfer. The product you choose to for your project is important, and a professional staining firm can guide you through the process.

How Are Masonry Stains Applied?

Some products must be brush applied, but most masonry stains have flexibility in their application method. Cost efficient, odorless and easily protected, masonry staining is a pretty painless process. With masonry staining, architects and project managers can know ahead of time if a color will produce an undesired result. Masonry contractors can confidently bid on projects that they might have otherwise shied away from.

Masonry Repair and Restoration from Del Prete Masonry

For all of your questions regarding masonry repair and restoration, feel free to contact Del Prete Masonry. Our masonry restoration professionals have the experience and history of satisfied clients to prove that we’ll get the job done right, and cost-effectively. To get started with your masonry restoration project, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us at mike@delpretemasonry.com. We serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County.

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