I made a bit of a mess while doing it, so I am going to want to remove the excess mortar stains and film that I left on the bricks. My plan is to use muriatic acid, and I may buy this stuff -- Kleen Strip muriatic acid -- from Home Depot:
However, I would like to get some more specific instructions or find a good YouTube video that explains how to do this mortar clean-up.
I am not sure how much to dilute the muriatic acid, and I don't know whether to spray it on, or just brush it on, or whatever. Unfortunately, none of the YouTube videos that I could find actually showed how to do this.
My plan right now it to wet down the steps with water, then dilute the Kleen Strip muriatic acid to about 1 part acid to 4 parts water, brush it on, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse it off thoroughly with a hose.
Any other help, ideas, or suggestions would be appreciated.