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Damaged brick after removing stone cladding

Discussion in 'Building' started by Radders_23, 29 Apr 2019.

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    Hi! We recently set about removing the stone cladding on our house and this has revealed textured brick which has now been chipped in a few places and generally looks cementy and too red. We were planning the below:
    1. Remove the larger mortar patches with hammer and chisel
    2. Use muriatic acid to clean the remaining mortar
    2. Use brick red mortar to fill the chipped bricks and then lightly stamp this with a similar brick to give the same texture.
    4. Leave natural weathering to ensure match to the house next to us

    Does this sound like it would work / be doable?
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    Thanks Matty! Can you advise of any possible pitfalls?
     
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    No.
    I'm just some random guy on an internet forum who knows nowt about brickwork - but it sounds like a good plan to me. :)
     
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    I can't tell if you're joking or not...
     
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    Hi! Reposting in the correct forum this time. We recently set about removing the stone cladding on our house and this has revealed textured brick which has now been chipped in a few places and generally looks cementy and too red. We were planning the below:
    1. Remove the larger mortar patches with hammer and chisel
    2. Use muriatic acid to clean the remaining mortar
    2. Use brick red mortar to fill the chipped bricks and then lightly stamp this with a similar brick to give the same texture.
    4. Leave natural weathering to ensure match to the house next to us

    Does this sound like it would work / be doable?

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    Doable yes, will it work - well it will look like a patchwork of messy blotchiness.
     
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    Get it all off and see what it looks like. It may be ok.

    Then just render it. :D
    LBC rustic is such a council house brick, whoever made that design wants smacking with a decent brick.
     
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    Ideally I want to keep the brick as this would be in keeping with the rest of the street.. in terms of it looking blotchy, is there no fix for this?
     
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    Rebuild the wall?

    If you use red mortar to patch the bricks it will look a mess.

    You cut out the damaged bricks and replace, match the lime mortar colour.

    Both these will take you ages.

    You will never get a perfect finish. So take it all off and see if you can live with the finish first.
     
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    Thanks Tomfe! With the slight surface chips you see, with these types of brick can I expect the chipped areas to match the face of unchipped bricks with time? I.e. are the face of these bricks a different colour to the inside when made?
     
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    Yes over time they will weather.
    You could get some very watered down cement tint and paint it on, yogurt is meant to be good for garden walls you want to look old quicker.
    Are you terraced? I would have a look at lime wash if you're not.
     
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    Yes we are mid terrace. We'll continue taking down the cladding and see how if weathers for a while. Would it be a good solution to proceed with all but step 3 to get the best possible brick?

    I'm so annoyed to be taking off essentially what was essentially fashionable cladding and damaging the bricks in the process!
     
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