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    Salt efflorescence problem

    Bricklayers

    Could you please tell me what product to use for removing the salt effloresents from a brick wall built with lime mortar, without affecting the lime mortar.

    Asked by Alin on 17th Jun 2022
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    East Dean Masonry

    "Natural occurrence when bricks get very wet. Brick acid or white vinegar norm ally solves the problem"

    Answered on 17th Jun 2022 - Member since Sep 2014 - report
    Crownex Roofing & Building

    "universal Efflor-Treat Efflorescence Remover easily dissolves and removes unsightly calcium, efflorescence, salts deposits from masonry, brick, granite and other natural stone surfaces."

    Answered on 21st Jun 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    nsc nscbrickwork

    "Not really a lot you can do about it apart from brush it and over time with weathering it should go."

    Answered on 17th Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    T.white generial builder

    "It will go in time. There is no product. it goes when wet then comes back when dry. But it will stop coming back"

    Answered on 18th Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    Daniel Taylforth

    "Brick acid will react with the lime . Try a wire brush -then some linseed oil on a cloth and add to the brick face .
    Why is the wall getting wet ? Is the gutter secure and leak free above it?
    ,,Rain does not penetrate brick more than 2-5mm - and in a house wall like yours it drys within hours of the rain stopping - so look for gutter leaks running down the wall or damp rising in water logged areas .
    It will only leach salt -if it is constantly wet ,,notice -it will stop when it’s dryer weather. -the linseed darkens the brick - but it also stops surface evaporation causing a draw of moisture through the brick and as such raising the salts to evaporate on th e face - and dry in the wind . .
    At ground level - make sure soil is clear from the wall base -so not to supply -
    by candle wick effect -water to the bricks ."

    Answered on 26th Jun 2022 - Member since May 2019 - report

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