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Paint vs. Stain: know the difference

Paint vs. Stain: know the difference

Stains penetrate and bond to surfaces, while remaining aspiratory - allowing moisture vapors to escape. Paints, however, rest on top of the surface, trapping moisture between the paint and the surface. In cooler climates, freeze/thaw cycles cause moisture to expand and contract, making paint blister and delaminate - ultimately leading to paint failure or what we call 'paintenance.'

Choosing the right provider for your project is as important as choosing the right materials. Nawkaw’s expert color technicians are the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry. We look forward to helping you achieve the perfect color for your projects.

Benefits of Stain

  • Penetrates and infuses color
  • Mold and mildew resistant
  • Vapor permeable
  • Will not chip, fade or peel
  • Precise color control for natural look

Color Solutions for Repairs and Remodeling

Color Solutions for Repairs and Remodeling

Remodeling and repairs are great ways to breathe new life into existing structures—but few things standout more than mismatched color! NawTone® stains allow our color technicians to expertly match the color of existing bricks, while allowing subtle textures to remain, yielding a natural look.

  • Unlimited range of colors
  • Ideal for blending new additions
  • Zero-maintenance color solution
  • Natural looking color
  • 25-Year Warranty on product and labor

Color Solutions for Precast Concrete

Color Solutions for Precast Concrete

Precast concrete has been around since the Roman Empire. It continues to be a preferred construction method due to its strength, versatility, and efficiency. Nawkaw provides color solutions that are efficient and long-lasting too! NawTone® concrete stains penetrate and infuse concrete with permanent, zero-maintenance color, that won’t fade, chip, or peel.

  • Color can be added on-site or at the precast facility
  • Low-VOC and Zero-VOC stains can help your project qualify for LEED credits
  • From opaque to semi-transparent, stains offer a tremendous range of colors and effects
  • 25-Year Warranty on product and labor

Color Solutions for Adaptive Reuse

Color Solutions for Adaptive Reuse

Communities are more enthusiastic than ever about repurposing existing spaces and adapting them for a variety of enterprises. It helps connect them to their history while providing functional spaces for work, play and life. NawTone stains are designed for use on brick, block, mortar, stucco, and natural stone. Whether a complete color change is specified, or a precise match is needed in a range of colors, our expert color technicians bring knowledge and artistry to the jobsite.

Revitalizing buildings, bridges, and other structures with color is a great way to ensure that urban areas—and communities—will thrive!

Company: Nawkaw Corporation


Tags: Brick | Color | Concrete | Exterior Design | Finishes | Masonry


Brick Stairways

Alamo Blend, Belcrest 530,  Harbour Mist Blend, Rosewood Blend, St Anne Clear - The Belden Brick Company
Alamo Blend, Belcrest 530, Harbour Mist Blend, Rosewood Blend, St Anne Clear - The Belden Brick Company

It is a well-known fact that first impressions are lasting. Belden Brick adds an elegant touch to your project's entryway and represents a classic look of beauty and grace. The addition of a brick stairway leaves your guests with an indelible impression of rich tradition.

Stairway design has become an art form in itself and for those who appreciate the finest in craftsmanship, Belden Brick is the perfect solution to all your landscaping ideas. Paving brick can be used in any number of different ways. Talk to your landscape architect about the alternative uses of color and patterns to create a one-of-a-kind entryway design. As you look through the sample pages provided here, you will see how versatile brick can be when it comes to creating a personalized look for your home or commercial project. If you need additional information about the options available for your particular plan, please contact one of our Belden Brick distributors.

Company: Belden Brick Co.

Product: Paving Brick


Tags: Brick | Landscape Design | Masonry