Brickwork cosmetics

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Old 07-05-16, 06:41 AM
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Brickwork cosmetics

Hello all,

I'm new to the forum so I apologise if this has already been covered, I did do a search but didn't see anything relevant at the time.

Anyway, I have the attached problem and was wondering if anyone had some advise as to how to fill it in the best way possible (flat finish with a similar colour) and possible method.

Massively appreciate any help with this.

I have some tools, but would probably need some investment in a builders tile at least and can afford most mixes.

Thank you.

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Old 07-05-16, 07:53 AM
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Anything you do is going to really stand out as a repair. You can go crazy and try adding color to match the bricks but because of their weathering/dirtiness you'll never get it exact and it will look like a patch. I would use regular mortar like type N to fill the hole and bring the divot out flush with the existing mortar joints. Then give it a brush down finish to match the mortar joints already there.
 
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Old 07-05-16, 08:49 AM
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I agree, IMO a patch looks better than a failed attempt [color/texture wise] to repair the brick.
 
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Old 07-05-16, 09:10 AM
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Thank you for the advice, if I am mixing mortar I might as well replace the brick, problem is finding a decent colour brick. You can colour treat bricks as well I have seen.

Definitely a few options to think about.
 
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I would NOT replace the bricks. You will have a difficult/impossible time finding bricks that will match. Instead of a neat repair you'll have several bricks that don't match and have a larger area than just a patch, making it more visible.
 
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Brick repair

The easiest way to fix this would be to find a nice looking cover plate. But the best way is always the hardest way. Find an area of brickwork that is not seen, and is weathered in the same way as these. Cut three brick out of the wall section and replace the three brick that are damaged. I use a grinder with a diamond blade attached. Your brick looks to be very old and or dirty. So, to blend in repair, you should after repair has been allowed to set for a couple of weeks, wash the wall down with strong vinegar and water solution, or if need be, use miratic acid and water. Then of course you need to repair the three brick area of the harvested brick.
 
 

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