Changing the Brick color of your home is something that is common. We all want to change the color for various reasons. But before you go about changing your brick color, it is important you know the cost of the entire process.
How much does it take to change your brick color?
The process of changing your brick color is known as brick staining. The process usually costs around $0.70 to $1.90 per sq.ft. The average home will cost around $1,000-3,000 (typically measuring 1,580 Sq. feet). Mind you, for a 300 sq foot area, the cost would range from $200 to $600. You also have to account for labor costs and the cost of materials.
While persons might want to use paint to recolor their bricks, it is not advisable as paint withhold moisture in the wall and might be damaging for your brick in the long run. Staining, on the other hand, protects your brick and allows it to breathe, which is good for your wall’s health.
The cost of staining a brick
On average, it costs $1 for each square foot to stain brick. You still have to account for labor costs and materials. In terms of time, painting and staining take the duration. However, staining provides long-term benefits as it doesn’t cover the brick’s texture and holds water.
Labor costs between $20 to $85 hourly. The average cost for homeowners is usually $40 to $60 per hour. In summing everything, the prices might climb up to $450.
A gallon of brick usually costs around $25 to $50. You can get a much lower price if you buy in bulk. The price is the same for all stain colors. So you can pick any color without worrying about any price changes. The standard color options are: old English red, charcoal, blue glaze, yellow stock, and rustic brown,
As a rule of thumb, you should pick a color according to your needs. While blue or charcoal adds a darker tone, red gives a bit of warmth. Yellow is the go-to color for a cheerful outlook.
Pros and Cons of Brick Staining
- Offers robust protection for your wall
- Allows proper moisture absorption and evaporation
- Easy application
- Adds beautification
- Enhances curb appeal
- Not easy to remove
- The color change is incomplete
- Difficulty in creating uniform coloration
- Very tiring application process
- Difficult to lighten color after application
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