Exposed Brick Wall - removing plaster

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Gioconda, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. Gioconda

    Gioconda Guest

    Thanks folks, for the replies....

    "Bare in mind that the walls which were intended to be plastered
    will have been built by the apprentice using the B-grade bricks.
    Don't presume you'll necessarily have nice tidy brickwork behind
    the plaster."

    Quite...It is a Victorian house, and I'm guessing the brickwork won'
    be spectacular - any ideas how to spruce it up, in case it looks lik
    it's been used as a firing squad wall?

    BTW 'Brick Acid'???? What on earth..
    Gioconda, Mar 8, 2005
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  2. Hydrochloric acid, probably not very clean, in a large container
    from a builders merchant. I wouldn't personally use it on a
    Victorian lime mortar wall, as I suspect it will dissolve the
    mortar (which is essentially just chalk) very quickly ;-).
    The rate of CO2 generation might even pose a suffocation hazard,
    just before the building collapses on you...
    Andrew Gabriel, Mar 8, 2005
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  3. 30% hydrochloric formulated for removing cement stains from bricks OK?
    The Natural Philosopher, Mar 8, 2005
  4. Get a little hydorgen suplhide as well.
    Its not as aggressive as you think. you can appluy with a paint brush
    and miss out the mortar.

    It is a perfectly sane approach, and a lot les disty, though very wet...

    howeever else you do the job, you will need to finish up with it to
    bring up the brick color.
    The Natural Philosopher, Mar 8, 2005
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