Depending on how porous the brick is, and color matching ability, you have a few choices: a ready made masonry sealer and stain the easiest way, a clear masonry sealer pigmented with universal paint tints, the old fashioned stone masons way dry earth colors, boiled linseed oil, plus muractic acid or combining new with old masonry sealer with dry earth colors.Your friends suggestion of using a roller to keep the stain off the mortar will not work. Continue reading “Restoring Brick – DoItYourself.com Community Forums”
Calliandra emarginata “Pink Powder Puff”
Fill the growing area with a year-round splash of color. These pink flowers bear a resemblance to exploding fireworks and yet they display a “powder puff” delicacy. This cultivar has an upright habit and never stops flowering even during the darkest days of winter. A plant that is easily shaped and pruned, it can be maintained at a manageable size indefinitely.
Hardy to Zone 10 and higher for outdoors.
Full sun, grows to 2-4’ in container, minimum temperature 45°, everbloomer.