Cleaning brickwork

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  1. CA

    CA Guest

    Hi. I've recently bought a new house with red brick exterior.
    However there is a lot of cement stuck to parts of the brickwork due
    to an untidy bricklayer. Is there any way I can clean the cement off
    the red brickwork using some sort of cleaner solution / wire brush
    etc?

    Thanks

    Craig
     
    CA, Mar 5, 2005
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    Steve P Guest

    "CA" <> wrote in message
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    > Hi. I've recently bought a new house with red brick exterior.
    > However there is a lot of cement stuck to parts of the brickwork due
    > to an untidy bricklayer. Is there any way I can clean the cement off
    > the red brickwork using some sort of cleaner solution / wire brush
    > etc?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Craig


    See replies to your 12.00 post
     
    Steve P, Mar 5, 2005
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    tony green Guest

    "CA" <> wrote in message
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    > Hi. I've recently bought a new house with red brick exterior.
    > However there is a lot of cement stuck to parts of the brickwork due
    > to an untidy bricklayer. Is there any way I can clean the cement off
    > the red brickwork using some sort of cleaner solution / wire brush
    > etc?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Craig


    Brick cleaning acid is available from most builders merchants. Use as
    direction. Apply with a soft sweeping brush head, no pole. protection use
    like rubber gloves and eye protectors
     
    tony green, Mar 5, 2005
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  4. CA

    Nicholas Guest

    Hi

    I was told not to use brick acid as it can damage/weaken the mortar holding
    the wall together...

    I'd probably ignore that advice if the wall was really messy though but make
    sure you clean off very thoroughly.

    Cheers

    Nicholas

    --
    Nicholas Buttle - Quality Joinery and Cabinet Making
    http://www.nbjoinery.net


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    "tony green" <> wrote in message
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    > "CA" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hi. I've recently bought a new house with red brick exterior.
    >> However there is a lot of cement stuck to parts of the brickwork due
    >> to an untidy bricklayer. Is there any way I can clean the cement off
    >> the red brickwork using some sort of cleaner solution / wire brush
    >> etc?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Craig

    >
    > Brick cleaning acid is available from most builders merchants. Use as
    > direction. Apply with a soft sweeping brush head, no pole. protection use
    > like rubber gloves and eye protectors
    >
    >
     
    Nicholas, Mar 6, 2005
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  5. CA

    tony green Guest

    "Nicholas" <> wrote in message
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    > Hi
    >
    > I was told not to use brick acid as it can damage/weaken the mortar

    holding
    > the wall together...
    >
    > I'd probably ignore that advice if the wall was really messy though but

    make
    > sure you clean off very thoroughly.
    >

    Its used through out the building trade, Read the instructions on the
    container before you buy, then make your own mind up.
     
    tony green, Mar 6, 2005
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  6. CA wrote:

    > Hi. I've recently bought a new house with red brick exterior.
    > However there is a lot of cement stuck to parts of the brickwork due
    > to an untidy bricklayer. Is there any way I can clean the cement off
    > the red brickwork using some sort of cleaner solution / wire brush
    > etc?


    Brick acid

    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Craig
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Mar 6, 2005
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  7. Nicholas wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    > I was told not to use brick acid as it can damage/weaken the mortar holding
    > the wall together...


    Well so it does. But not enough to be an issue, because you pull the big
    lumps off first with a chisel or wire brush and use the acid to freshen
    up the surface only.

    The mortar joints will fizz, but we are talking the merest mm or so
    degradation.

    Hose the wall afterwards tho.

    >
    > I'd probably ignore that advice if the wall was really messy though but make
    > sure you clean off very thoroughly.
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Nicholas
    >
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Mar 6, 2005
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