Bricks add personality and beautiful facades to any property, but they may occasionally need attention. Stain and mold build-up can begin to appear on bricks which are repulsive to look at. With some common chemicals and a little work, you can restore them. Let’s begin!
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How to Clean Bricks
You want a pressure washer for this activity to remove stubborn stains and soils. Note: Be very watchful not to damage masonry joints or stones when you’re administering this method.
- Gather all your materials together before beginning this task. You will need a water hose or water pressure, bleach, scrub brush, and a water bucket.
- Using water and bleach, mix an even amount of both solutions into the bucket.
- Brush the wall to remove residues.
- Soak the brick wall in small areas.
- Rub it before the solution dries.
- Use the pressure wash to clean the whole thing.
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Another way to clean brick is by hand. This method may be a little more efficient when you’re trying to get rid of the scums.
- First, figure out what type of dirt or stain you’re trying to get rid of. Algae, mildew, and mold require different methods while rusts or mortar smear may need chemicals.
- Use chlorine bleach to remove mold or mildew.
- Pour an even amount of water and bleach in the bucket and pour the solution into a pump.
- Using a water hose, wet a section of the wall.
- Spray the bleach solution on the stains and leave it there for a few minutes. Make sure that the solution doesn’t dry onto the wall. This could cause more problems than solutions.
- For severe problems, scrub it down with only bleach.
- After that, wash the wall down with water to remove the solution from sticking to the wall.