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ellgee

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:36 pm Reply with quote

Whats the best thing to use to seal internal brick walls?

We're turning our garage into a (part time) games room so need to spruce it up a bit.

Ideally looking for something that dries clear so we can still see the bricks - we won't be painting over it.

Also, would the same thing work on breeze blocks (as one of the walls is built with them).


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:28 pm Reply with quote

You can but a clear brick sealer..water based i think, try b an q
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Robbie uk

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:59 am Reply with quote

You could use a clear matt varnish. If the bricks are old bricks that have been cleaned up and you want to bring out their natural colour you can use 50% Turps and 50% raw linseed oil. The turps gives the bricks the natural colour and the oil keeps it that way.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:01 pm Reply with quote

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Bit like this...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:17 pm Reply with quote

That looks good..cheers for that Rob..
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:44 pm Reply with quote

top tip there robbie havnt herd that one before. by turps do you mean actual turps or white spirit?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:48 pm Reply with quote

Doesnt really matter which one. Ive done this many times on old brickwork. Brings out the natural colour of the brick. Works best on the old types of bricks.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 3:36 pm Reply with quote

hi robbie

I would like to ask a bit more about the turps/linseed oil treatment.

do you mix the 2 up together and then apply or do you treat with turps first and then apply the oil?
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 11:45 am Reply with quote

Mix the two together and then apply liberally with a brush. icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 3:56 am Reply with quote

Thompson's One Coat Patio and Block Paving Seal

Could be an option, if the job's not already done

http://www.google.co.uk/products?hl=en&q=thompson's+one+coat+patio+%26+block+paving+seal+clear&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=jw7yS8yHGIX20gSZ6fGVDQ&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CDkQrQQwAg

You've probably tried both Rob, so i assume ur way gives a better finish?

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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 6:50 am Reply with quote

Only asking because I honestly do not know- but what is wrong with plain old diluted pva- cheap/odourless/easy clean up.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 12:25 pm Reply with quote

What do you think diluted pva would be like compared to the patio sealer for using instead of the patio sealer (for sealing patios) as a money saver?

Would they be anywhere near the same strength?

I'm genuinely interested/not trying to be funny
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 3:47 pm Reply with quote

Thing is PVA will put a slight shine on the brick work, which is what i didnt want at the time.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 7:27 pm Reply with quote

Hib wrote:
What do you think diluted pva would be like compared to the patio sealer for using instead of the patio sealer (for sealing patios) as a money saver?

Would they be anywhere near the same strength?

I'm genuinely interested/not trying to be funny


I wouldn't recommend using pva outside
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 7:59 pm Reply with quote

Thought we were talking of inside ??
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