What are the advantages of the Brick FX painting system over abrasive or chemical
paint removal from brick walls?
Other approaches to restore natural brick appearance:
Abrasive paint removal
will remove the fired protective layer on most brick and will always permanently
damage masonry materials and mortar joints. This damage causes water vulnerability
in masonry units and ultimately, early wall failure.
Chemical paint removal
is accomplished with the use of very harsh chemicals in most cases to be effective
in the difficult task of paint removal on brick surfaces. This is also accompanied
by the necessity for high powered pressure washing and scraping,
Both of these cleaning methods will cause damage to masonry walls in the case of
EPA considerations! :
EPA requires individuals and firms who perform abatement projects in pre-1978 target
housing and child-occupied facilities to be certified and follow specific
1. If paint on the building contains lead, a RRP certified contractor must be
utilized to remove paint in order to avoid fines and lead pollution. this
is usually cost prohibitively expensive for most building owners. These must be considerations
in paint removal or renovation on any pre-1978 building or home.
2. The chemicals used for paint removal is usually classified as hazardous waste.
This means that the waste water and chemicals used in paint removal must be
recovered and disposed of in an approved manner. This translates into very
high expense for proper removal and hefty fines if the material is not handled
Brick FX Method:
An EPA approved lead encapsulation treatment
Provides a protective and breathable weather barrier to soft exposed brick surfaces
Cost for completed project is a fraction of the costs of more aggressive methods.
What maintenance is required and what is the expected service life of the coating?
Maintenance & Cleaning:
No maintenance is required for the coating, however, for longest service life expectancy,
flashing and wall caps with proper drip edges must be maintained.
The wall system should be treated as any high quality paint coating. Cleaning should
be accomplished with a water hose and soft brush if desired. Soap Abrasive or high
pressure cleaning will damage coating surface.
Service Life Expectancy:
While we only use the highest quality products available which offer limited lifetime
warranties, the reasonable service life expectancy of the coatings of course dependant
on the surface quality of the substrate wall along with weather exposure. As shown
in the chart below, it is an excellent cost to value finish.
A comparison of costs and maintenance requirements:
What about warranties?
We only use premium coatings which offer a limited lifetime warranty. In addition,
we offer a 24 month workmanship warranty
on all of our projects.
Can I order samples?
Absolutely. We are happy to provide samples at no cost to you. This will help you
determine if our stock colors are suitable or if you will require a custom color
blend for your project. Once we have scheduled your project, we provide a sample
directly on your brick building to ensure that the selected blend is exactly what
Does it look real?
Yes! Each brick is painted individually by our skilled artisans. The appearance of
the finished work is truly a work of art that both us - and you - can be proud of!
FAQ Brick Paint Removal Alternative
OUR SYSTEM FAQ COLORS / BLENDS PRICING CONTACT
Brick FX Previously painted old Exposed Brick
Initial costs to a finished brick surface Masonry repairs of damaged brick Water sealants Long term service expectations
Does not require any water sealant
Application. System acts as a breathable protection to substrate.
May require repeated applications of penetrating water repellents every 5-7 years
to prevent water damage.
Re-application of Brick FX Finish as necessary as with any high quality paint finish.
If coating is in good condition, possible touch up only.
Masonry mortar re-pointing every 40 years in high exposure areas. May require sooner
re-pointing if water repellents not applied regularly.
From $4.92 per square foot for classic blends to $5.80 per square foot for distinction
From around $8.00 dollars to $12.00 per square foot for properly removed finishes.
From $1.50 per square foot to $3.00 per square foot. The profile of surrounding masonry
is matched without cost.
From $8.50 per square foot for mortar repair to $20.00 per brick for unit matching
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