What's the best way to remove old plaster, mortar and cement render
off old, fairly crumbly red bricks? I have recently taken down an old
(non load bearing) wall as part of my basement refurb project. I now
have a pile of nice old bricks which I plan to use in walls and paths
in the garden - the next project! Trouble is I want to remove all the
mess off them and not break them in the process.
Anyone any ideas?
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Tricky, as you say, because any method you you use risks damaging the
Pressure washer with sandblaster attachment?
Wire brush on an electric drill?
Air needle gun from, say, www.hss.co.uk ?
Thanks for all the ideas fellas.
Steve, what exactly happened to the bricks over winter? Did they
disintegrate completely or juct crack. I can cope with the latter -
rustic charm and all that, but if they just crumble away that could be
more of a problem
The rain gets in the brick and freezes, cracks the surface layers and
you end up with hollows all over the path (on those least resistant
bricks). And the cycle continues. Does look rustic but does provide an
One thing I did not do was seal the bricks. Perhaps you could seal the
bricks once a year with waterproofer?
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