Monday, February 23, 2015

How to Seal Red Brick

Fig.1 Red brick damage
By Gary Boutin 

Supplies and Tools: 
Brush paint 2-1/2 in.
Bug spray 1.5 gallon
Caulking gun
Jasco® brick sealer
Mortar repair caulking tube
Safety gear: Glasses, rubber gloves, paper mask
White vinegar

Mr. Suez along his kitchen nook had only one section of backyard brick wall that needed to be repaired. He wanted a quick fix because he had sold the house. It appeared that two of his sprinklers were facing the bricks. The middle bricks had started to deteriorate. Part of the repair was to insert new repair patch within the brick wall and the other part was to apply a sealer coat to the brick area.   

This post shows the six steps to repair this problem. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the removal of all debris, plant and garbage near the wall area. Scrape out loose bricks and loose mortar.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows a manual caulking gun that will be used to apply missing mortar on the seams of the brick wall. Fig.3 shows a 2-inch brush that will be used to cut around the red brick area.
Fig.2 Caulking gun
Fig.3 Brush 2-inch
Step 3: Apply to the entire area. This area is 3 foot high by 4 foot wide. Fig.4 and fig.5 shows the  Jasco® sealer below for the best result of red bricks. Click here to learn more abut Jasco sealer.
Fig.4 Jasco Cure-Seal
Fig.5 Jasco Cures all
Step 4. Fig.6 shows the white vinegar to remove any stains on the red brick then let dry. Fig.7 through fig.9 shows the safety equipment should include gloves for the hands, fig.8 shows a mask for the odor, and glasses for protect the eyes.
Fig.6 White Vinegar
Fig.7 Gloves
Fig.8 Mask
Fig.9 Eye protection
Step 5: Fig.10 and fig.11 shows the use of a bug sprayer to spray the sealer on the brick. If by chance the trim is sprayed it will not damage the wood. 
Fig.10 Vinegar spray
Fig.11 Spray sealer
Step 6. Watch U-tube to see how easy it is to apply brick sealer.

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