In Our Family of Companies, PermaTint uses a silicate-based masonry stain to lighten, darken or completely change the colour of brick, stone and mortar joints. The technique was developed in Europe and has been successfully used for over fifty years. European Heritage Boards have approved this technique for use on heritage sites and have recognized its superior chemical formulation in the creation of seamless masonry repairs.

Our tints are comprised of a combination of pigments and an aqueous based chemical solution to lighten, darken or completely change the colour of a masonry unit to best match your project’s original or required colour. This tinting formulation has been chosen as it allows the masonry to “breathe” in exactly the same manner as untreated surfaces and therefore the ongoing natural weathering of the building is unaffected.

Our tinting process is not a surface treatment, but rather penetrates into the substrate and upon curing creates a durable bond that permanently locks in the colour. Our fixing agent literally petrifies within the substrate rendering them inseparable.  Additionally the chemical agent in our tints, by its nature, deters the growth of fungus and algae. Our tint is effective on brick, mortar joints, concrete, stone and pre-cast. As a general rule, if a masonry surface can absorb water, it will take our stain well.