I received a good education on staining brick last spring on this particular job in Redmond’s Union Hill Gunshy Ridge, a neighborhood filled with luxurious, Tudor homes, yet where so many look alike. It’s invaluable to be able to change the color of the brick (and the monotony of the neighborhood) without losing the visual texture of its underlying irregular surface which would have resulted if it had been painted with an opaque paint. Any custom color can be achieved by its tinting into either a clear, solid or semitransparent stain.
Here are the before and after shots. Isn't the transformation amazing?
The colors specs are: SW 2827 “Colonial Revival Stone” for the brick stain and the decorative trim, SW 2822 “Downing Sand” on the stucco, BM OC-130, “Cloud White” for the window sashes and gutters and SW 2801 “Rookwood Dark Red” for the front door.
H and C by Sherwin Williams offer excellent masonry products for just about any situation, both vertical and horizontal, where the ultimate aim is a decorative effect and EB Color offers excellent advice.