Welcome to Midwest Brick Stain, your go-to destination for top-notch Brick Stain, Masonry repair and painting services. Proudly serving Chicago, Southeast Wisconsin, Indiana, and Northeast Florida, we bring craftsmanship and excellence to every project. Transform your space with our expertise in Brick Staining and Masonry, making your surroundings a testament to quality and durability. Supporting our company helps support our family owned business and promotes masonry preservation, using breathable eco-friendly products.  Your business helps us spread our mission on preserving exterior breathable products. Our Mineral Stains are all breathable and Eco-Friendly. Our goal is to prevent latex/acrylic and elastomeric paint from being installed on any masonry.  At Midwest Brick Stain, we prioritize each step to deliver a flawless brick staining experience, enhancing the beauty and longevity of your architectural elements. Trust us to bring your vision to life through our expertise and commitment to excellence in brick stain services.

Suitable Surfaces: Brick – Stone – Precast – Mortar Joints – Stucco – EIFS – Cement Fiber  (Hardie) 


How old is this concept and how did Potassium Silicate get adapted?

A Little Staining History

Brick staining is an old age concept that has been in use for hundreds of years. Back in the 18th century, bricks in England got a diluted cow dung coat to encourage algae and lichen growth and facilitate the aging of bricks. To enhance this coat, the method also included milk or yogurt. About 150 years ago, builders also coated bricks with a mixture of water and soot.  

The only drawbacks in these methods were the fact that the end color was not precise and the durability was not predictable.  Sometime towards the end of the 1800s, Bavarian King Ludwig ordered scientists to come up with a paint that would weather the country’s winters. This led to silicates discovery.  When used properly, these stains changed the color of buildings and lasted through many winters. Since this discovery, a lot has been added to the original invention and ensured that the stain lasts for over 20 years. There are some buildings in Europe that got stained over 100 years ago and still retain the color without maintenance over the years.

Why Potassium Silicate Stains? What are the Benefits of using them for Brick Staining?

UV Protection
Shield your surfaces from the sun’s harsh rays with our Potassium Silicate stains. Unlike Standard paints, Mineral Stains will not deter or decay, as standard paints will.
Let your surfaces breathe! Our stains provide optimal breathability, preventing moisture buildup and protecting against chipped paint, bubbling, and masonry decay
Highly Alkaline (pH 11-12)
We’ve amped up the alkalinity to 11-12 pH levels for unmatched durability. This high alkaline content ensures resistance against mold and mildew build up.
Natural Look
Embrace nature’s beauty! Our Potassium Silicate stains enhance your surfaces’ natural charm, unlike latex, acrylic, or elastomeric coatings
Fire Repellent
Safety first! Our stains come with fire-resistant properties, adding an extra layer of protection to your masonry.

Real People – Real Reviews

I never thought my house would ever look this beautiful, Thank you guys for the amazing job and helping with choosing the right staining for the house. Everyone is saying I got my house demolished and built afresh overnight. I highly recommend Midwest Brick Stain.

Brad, Homeowner

Our house is a 120-year-old historic masterpiece made of bricks. The technicians handled it with all the care it deserves and gave us the best staining work we have ever seen. They gave us samples and previous jobs pictures to help us decide on the best color and whatever we decided came out even better than we thought. We will be using these services again.

Pete & Lynn, Homeowner

Very fast services. They are professional and know what they are doing. They did not waste any time and handled the job perfectly. After the task was done, they cleaned and left the house changed and cleaner than it was. The best brick staining services around.

Joe, Homeowner

Transforming Your Brick: A Comprehensive Brick Stain Process

Step 1: Check Absorbency for Brick Stain

The initial step in the brick staining process involves assessing the brick’s absorbency. We meticulously examine the surface to determine how porous it is, helping us tailor the staining approach for optimal results.

Step 2: Check for Moisture Before Brick Staining

Moisture content is crucial for a successful staining application. Our experts conduct thorough moisture checks to ensure the bricks are adequately dry, preventing any issues with adhesion or discoloration.

Step 3: Apply an Appropriate Primer for Brick Stain

Applying the right primer is a critical preparatory step. Our team selects and applies a primer suitable for your specific brick type, enhancing the bonding capacity of the stain and ensuring a lasting, vibrant finish

Step 4: Apply Our Premium Brick Stain

Our meticulous application of premium brick stain, chosen for quality and eco-friendliness, seamlessly integrates with the brick surface, ensuring durability, UV protection and breathability.

Frank Lloyd Wright Home

The George W. Furbeck House is a house located in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, United States. The house was designed by famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1897 and constructed for Chicago electrical contractor George W. Furbeck and his new bride Sue Allin Harrington. Read more