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What You Can Do to Restore Faded Brick Exteriors

delprete masonry repair faded brick exteriors

Efflorescence can causes faded brick exteriors and additional structural problems.

Brick exteriors are beloved for how attractive they are and how versatile they are, but they do require a certain amount of maintenance. One common type of damage that you might experience is fading. How can you restore faded brick exteriors around your property? Read on to learn more! 

Power Washing

When used with the proper pressure settings, power washing is an easy and fast way to restore faded brick exteriors. Make sure that you carefully check what the material of your building is made of so that you choose the correct cleaner and pressure setting. If you do not do your research ahead of time, you might do permanent damage to the integrity of the masonry and require extensive repairs. 

Sealer Application 

Another excellent way to restore faded brick exteriors is the application of a sealer. Providing that it is applied by a professional, sealer can prevent moisture from penetrating the surface of the brick and stop additional damage. Depending on the condition of your brick, it might take anywhere from one coat to three coats to properly guard the surface. A professional can evaluate the surface thoroughly and customize your sealer application. 

Check for Underlying Problems

As you restore faded brick exteriors, it’s also important to determine if any underlying issues may be making things worse. For example, if you find that your bricks are fading, it might be the result of efflorescence. This is a common issue with brick walls related to moisture and the degradation of the masonry material. As a result, it’s vital to deal with the root issue and not merely correct the cosmetic damage.


If the finish of your brick masonry is faded or uneven, tuckpointing may be a reasonable solution. The tuckpointing process removes the faded or damaged mortar and replaces it with fresh mortar that will be a better match for the surface and surrounding brick. 


Whether you are ready to start your next masonry project or are still hesitant and have questions, Del Prete Masonry is here to help. We have the experience and expertise to get it right the first time. Questions? Want to visit some of our residential or commercial projects? Ready to set up a consultation? Feel free to give us a call at 410-683-0650 or visit us online. We are happy to serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and to keep up with our new and exciting projects, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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