Published on February 1st, 2013 | by Henri0
Removing chalking from bricks
Q. I have a 65-year old red brick house. The paint from the old window frames and shutters left ‘chalking’ on the bricks below the windows. Now that we have replaced the windows and shutters, how can I remove it without having the whole house sandblasted? (I don’t like that new-brick look). Any suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated!
A. Thoroughly soak the areas to be treated with your garden hose to prevent the recommended chemical from being driven into the bricks. Apply Savogran’s Strypeeze on the chalked areas. Follow the instructions on the container. After the recommended time, thoroughly wash the chemical off with your garden hose.
It is very important that you thoroughly soak the bricks again to remove all traces of the chemical, or you may end up with another problem. The treated area may look much cleaner than the rest of the walls, but time will take care of this.by