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What needs a varnish for concrete or brick and how to choose it

The National Encyclopedia of Construction, ProfiDom.com.ua, tells us what lacquers for concrete, stone, brick, what they are and how to choose them are needed.
What needs a varnish for concrete or brick and how to choose it
ProfiDom.com.ua journalists often encountered the situation – when it comes to paint and varnish materials, they cover coatings of various surfaces, most often there are associations with wood varnish. Yes, it’s like this – everyone knows that the wood needs to be protected, and the varnish is able to give it a particularly beautiful look and extend its service life.

However, the same care also requires concrete, stone, brick – they will also be useful lacquer coating.

Varnish for concrete or bricks

Agree that even very recently homeowners would be greatly surprised if someone offered them something to cover the brick facade. Why, because he is good and so. However, protection and décor with the help of lacquer brick, concrete and stone will not precisely prevent.

This coating has a number of advantages:

The facade or interior walls of the house are becoming more attractive. Lacquer coating gives the effect of wet stone, the surface looks much prettier.
The brickwork gets extra protection, becomes water repellent and is not afraid of sloping rains.
The service life of the surfaces is substantially extended.
Lacquer coating helps to combat brickwork on the floor, preventing their appearance.
The surface becomes more pleasant to the touch. This is important if, for example, you decide to make an interior in the loft style and leave one of the walls simply concrete.
The varnish layer will prevent the accumulation of dust between the bricks or on the stone trim.
Surfaces become more resistant to temperature fluctuations and ultraviolet rays.
Varnish for concrete or bricks

In general, the varnish coating is a decorative effect plus an increase in service life of stone, concrete and brick finishing. Therefore, we are not advised to save on this stage of finishing finishing works.

The first thing to look for when choosing varnishes for bricks, concrete and stone is the scope of application. Different compositions are chosen for outdoor and indoor work. In addition, varnish can be matte, glossy, with different levels of gloss, semi-matte and semi-gloss. This choice can be made exclusively, depending on the taste preferences and the desire to get a brighter decorative effect.

Varnishes for brick, concrete and stone surfaces are divided into the following types:

Polymer. Easy to apply, dry quickly, increase wear resistance of the surface. One of the most popular options.
Solvent based on silicone resins. Deep penetrate into the surface, creating a solid layer for a long time. But they are spent economically, are intended for use indoors.
Polyurethane On the contrary, they are used on facades and fences. Such varnishes create the effect of wet masonry, it is possible to add dyes.
Acrylic varnishes are used indoors, protect the surfaces from cracking.
Varnish for concrete or bricks

A separate category is the varnishes for fireplaces and stoves. They are heat-resistant, heat-resisting, refractory, designed to give the fireplaces and stoves a more attractive appearance, as well as to extend the service life of their finishes.

As for popular brands that produce varnishes for concrete, bricks and stone, ProfiDom.com.ua can advise American Petri and German Pufas.

Varnish for concrete or bricks

The varnish is applied to brick, concrete and stone surfaces in the same way as ordinary paint. You will need to clean the surface from dust and dirt, stock up with paint brushes of different widths, as well as working clothes. If the varnish is not too thick, you can use a spray or paint spray. Give tips from professionals:

Apply varnish, at least, in two layers, and better in three. So, the coating will turn out more decorative and durable, there will be no stains. Layers dry quickly, so there will not be any lengthy delays.
Do not forget to ground the surface. The primer is desirable to buy the same brand as varnish.
Seams between bricks or stones also need to be covered with varnish. If you want to emphasize the beauty of the masonry, you can choose a colored varnish and apply it with a thin brush just at the seams.
Start applying a varnish from above, gradually lowering downwards.
For outdoor work choose polyurethane varnishes, for internal – silicone-acrylic.
Lacquer coating can be washed, care for such a surface is very simple….

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