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tidewater 05-16-2012 08:11 PM

Staining bricks that dont match
I am adding a large brick addition to my home. The brick in one area does not match the rest of the brick. My contractor is proposing to stain the brick to match instead of replacing. Does this seem like a reasonable solution? I understand bricks come in different lots, but it seems like they should have made sure they had matching bricks before doing the job.

joecaption 05-16-2012 08:20 PM

No reason the bricks can not be matched close enough no one will notice.
I've never once heard a mason suggest trying to stain them.
If they tryed that you would end up having to stain the whole wall at least to get it to match.

tidewater 05-16-2012 10:54 PM

thanks joecaptain. actually the issue is that sections of bricks in the NEW section don't all match with each over. seems to me like this should have been checked before installing the bricks

stuart45 05-17-2012 01:35 AM

This is a common problem with certain types of bricks, as different batches of the same type can vary slightly and show up when laid in the wall.
The way round it is for the hod carrier to take bricks from different pallets, rather than working a pallet at a time.

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