Don’t Settle For Miss-Matched Colors!
Most times, homeowners don’t even realize that you can match a new brick to your existing color, no matter how aged or what color it is! Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know; most people don’t know that almost any brick can be matched. Obviously, this is a bit of a process and not just something that happens in no time. However, taking that little bit of extra time is totally worthwhile, as you can fit your home's exact aesthetic.
This will not only match the existing aesthetic of your home; this can also save you from whitewashing all your beautiful bricks just to make things match. Too often, we see homes with mixed colors or painted brick just because people don’t understand the options out there.
It is a Process
Obviously, this isn’t just something you can achieve without some testing and thought behind it. The process is very important because, when followed correctly, the brick will not fade out over time and make for a different color in just a few years. If you don’t get someone who knows what they are doing, in a couple of years, the brick will be different colors. So, what does the process involve?
First, you put the new brick up. Then, must wash the bricks of sealants and dirt. Once the bricks are ready, there is an exclusive stain made just for bricks. This is where things get a little tricky, and the craftsmanship really comes into play. As all bricks are slightly different from house to house. You must blend the different colors of brick stains until you have a perfect match. This is the most time-consuming, but also the most important. Once you have the perfect match, you have to go brick by brick and color each one.
Obviously, there is a little more to it than this, but it’s enough to understand the process. Staining every brick individually seems like a lot. However, it’s better than the alternatives.
Much Easier Than Changing Everything
As we said, this seems a little crazy to change each brick, but, this is a huge time saver in a lot of ways. First, this means no matter the color of your existing bricks, you can make a renovation fit perfectly with what you have. If you have a large brick face, this is far easier than either removing or covering up what you have. Then, this saves the natural beauty of your home by not just whitewashing everything that time has created. The process usually only takes a few days, so while it might seem like a lot of added time, a few extra days to get your exterior looking perfect is completely worthwhile!
Lastly, if you have a historic home (which there are a lot in Wilmington), you will not only preserve that history but bring it into a new era and not destroy what is already amazing!
If you're thinking about a renovation in Wilmington, NC, and want a team that can help you design your dreams and take the job all the way, call the team at Avocet Design Build today to turn your dreams into reality!