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Cosmetic repair for holes drilled in bricks

Discussion in 'Building' started by Googleberry, 14 Dec 2008.

  1. Googleberry

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    Hi,
    The previous owner of our house liked to drill holes, and left us with plenty of them in the exterior brickwork (Red Flettons). I have thought about filling the holes with a mixture of brick dust and epoxy resin, but I'm not sure this is the best method. Any ideas for a cosmetically good result?
     
  2. JohnD

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    red brick dust and a little cement to hold it together
     
  3. Googleberry

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    Thanks JohnD. I tried a 12:1 and a 6:1 brick dust to Portland cement mix some time ago, and both looked a bit obvious. Epoxy resin seems best colour-wise, but that tends to flow, even when quite a dry mix, so whilst it looks great when filling a hole on the top of a brick, it's no good for one on the side, which is where all of my holes are. If I could lay the wall on its side...
     
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