Brick Cleaning & Maintenance

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Can You Sandblast Paint Off Brick?

You're better off with a chemical stripping agent,

A brick wall in the process of repointing with a drill.
Repointing Brick for Beginners

Repointing brick involves chipping out the decayed mortar.

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The Bucket-and-Brush Brick Cleaning Method

The bucket-and-brush method is the most widely used method for cleaning brick walls. Whichever solution you use, follow these directions for the best results.

fire in a clean brick fireplace
Brick Care and Maintenance

Brick care and maintenance varies depending on what types of bricks you use and for what purpose. Check out this guide for a full rundown.

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Graffiti Removal in Eight Steps

The cleaning agent depends on the surface material.

Brick with mold on it.
How to Clean Mold Off Brick

Mold produces digestive enzymes that eat any surface it is attached to. Removing mold from brick is a relatively easy thing to do when you follow some simple instructions.

Cleaning Moss From Bricks

Moss is hard to get rid of and keep away, but there are some simple solutions to this menace that you can do yourself.

Brick Veneer in a kitchen
How to Repair Cracks in Brick Veneer

Thankfully, a crack in brick veneer is not hard to fix.

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How to Lay Out Brick Steps

Building brick steps is not a simple project.

Brick Repair: How to Replace Spalling Bricks

Spalling requires immediate repairs.

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How to Mix Brick Mortar

There are many mortar types, each with their own qualities.

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Advantages of Brick Cladding

Brick cladding is a construction term.

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How to Repair Exterior Brick Veneer

A brick veneer is beautiful, but can allow water through.

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How to Repair Coping Stone Part 1

This article begins addressing the coping stone repairs.

Waterproofing a Brick Wall

Waterproofing brick is very important. You want to ensure that the brick lasts a long time and that the brick offers no places where water will seep through.

How to Repair a Brick Patio

If dealing with common problems, you can easily repair brick patios yourself.

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Brick Cleaning Systems - High Pressure Water Cleaning

High Pressure Water Cleaning is a relatively new method of cleaning newly-constructed masonry, although

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Easily Replace Broken Brick Steps

When you find a broken or slack brick in steps, take immediate measures to replace it, as it not only

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Paver Sealers for Creating a Wet Look

Paver sealers can create an enhanced “wet” look that will readily turn a few heads. The effect

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How to Clean Brick with Acid

Muriatic acid can be dangerous if not used properly.

How to Clean Brick Flooring

Anyone who has brick flooring at home knows how decorative and functional it can be. You can keep your brick flooring looking its best by cleaning it regularly.

An interior brick wall.
How to Clean an Interior Brick Wall

An interior brick wall gets dirty easier than regular walls.

A wood door in a white brick wall.
Install a Door Frame in a Brick Wall

Add a nice touch and open space by cutting and setting a door frame into a brick wall. By following the steps in this comprehensive guide you can do it yourself like a pro.

A brick wall.
Brick Wall Repair: How to Repair Cracked Bricks

Virtually all brick walls are vulnerable to cracking caused by such things such as expansion and contraction from changes in temperature, from shifting of the base on which these walls are built.

Bricks on the ground.
Brick Cleaning Systems - Sandblast Cleaning

All you need to know to do dry sandblast cleaning.

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7 Tips for Drilling into Brick Mortar

When you need to drill into a brick wall for any reason, check out these tips first to make the job go smoothly.

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4 Types of Brick Cleaning Products

Use one of these suggested cleaners to bring your dingy brick back to life.

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How to Clean Brick Efflorescence

If you've recently noticed brick efflorescence on any of your home's indoor or outdoor brick surfaces, you may be curious about how to get rid of it. A stiff brush and basic cleaners can freshen up your whitened bricks.

How to Make a Hole in a Brick Wall

You may want to cut a hole in your brick wall for any number of reasons. You may want to install a new window to add more lighting to your home.

Repairing Brick Steps

For the safety of your household and visitors, keeping your brick steps in good repair is very important.

Brick Chimney Repair

A brick chimney repair can be easily executed without employing professional help. Brick chimneys are durable structures but they need periodic repairs.

A brick wall painted white.
Painting an Interior Brick Wall

Bring new life to your discolored brick walls with a fresh coat of paint!

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Crumbling Brick Repair Guide

Brick repair doesn't require the hands of a professional.

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Tips for Masonry Repair

Masonry can suddenly crack or crumble, and while most homeowners are content to ignore this situation,

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Fake Brick Cleaning and Maintenance

Fake bricks, sometimes referred to as faux bricks, are most often used for interior brickwork. They may

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How to Repair a Brick Mailbox

While brick and mortar are among the oldest used and strongest of building materials, the repair of brick

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How to Repair a Coping Stone Part 2

This article is the second and last part of the 2-part article addressing the repair of coping stone

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What Causes Brick Efflorescence?

Brick efflorescence is a white crystalline substance which appears on red and brown brick work. It is

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Brick Wall Repair: How to Replace a Damaged Brick

Brick wall repair is often not as hard a job as it seems, and does not always require a professional

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Can I use oven cleaner to clean fireplace brick?

There are several methods to clean fireplace brick, but one of the easiest, and most effective is to

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Installing Brick Cladding

Brick cladding, also known as brick veneer or face brick, is a non-structural type of exterior or interior

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Cleaning Brick Steps

Brick steps can accumulate a lot of dirt and debris, so you will have to perform a regular cleaning to

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How to Cover an Interior Brick Wall with Drywall

For a smoother finish or a different look, you may choose to cover an interior brick wall with drywall.