I'm sorry it took me so long to write this review! We got our front porch redone in the spring and saw how grimy our brick looked (I was worried that the dark- grayish-red was actually the color of the brick). I found Victorian Restoration online, saw the great reviews, gave him a call. He was able to give me an estimate over the phone, which was great; he had a cancellation and came within a few days. After one afternoon, my brick now pops! I was surprised at how rich the colour of my brick actually is. He was able to remove some paint also that was all over the brick. I'll try to post a pic, we have a semi so it can be compared with the home we are attached to.