red brick cleaning.. removing ivy stains
All manner of questions and solutions to problems and issues surrounding the subject of brickwork, blockwork and stonework

2 posts   •   Page 1 of 1
QUEALLS
Labourer
Labourer
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:39 am

red brick cleaning.. removing ivy stains

by QUEALLS » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:45 am

red bricks..removing creeping vine stains. I've just taken down some Ivy and its left lots of marks on the red bricks. I've been told to b careful of using a jet wash as it may harm the bricks pointing! does anyone know what i could use to get this clean? thx

stoneyboy
Project Manager
Project Manager
Posts: 6477
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm

by stoneyboy » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:37 pm

QUEALLS,
Whatever you use it is either going to damage the brick face or the mortar. Try thoroughly wetting a small area and use a pressure washer - you may have to wet the wall a number of times before the Ivy residue softens. If the bricks are clay (not sandfaced) you could try wire-brushing.
end

2 posts   •   Page 1 of 1
It is currently Fri Jul 19, 2024 6:26 am