Sealing internal brick walls

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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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You can but a clear brick sealer..water based i think, try b an q
 
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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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That looks good..cheers for that Rob..
 
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top tip there robbie havnt herd that one before. by turps do you mean actual turps or white spirit?
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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