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Old 03-20-2019, 08:53 PM   #1
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Exposed Brick


Anyone have advice on how to 'dust and seal' newly exposed 125 yr old brick? Knocked down plaster in old church (reno to restaurant) and want to preserve brick without losing natural look.

Am also looking to do a skip trowel technique on the plaster left around exposed brick to conceal imperfections, would like to tint the mud before applying so any peaks that get accidentally knocked off over time won't lose the color. Anyone have a success tinting mud?
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The "back Up" soft brick were never meant to be left exposed, even indoors.

Anyplace they are subject to abrasion, they will scar.

You can seal them, but even then the sealed layer can be easily wore through....This era of masonry you could eventually tear it down with a stiff brush.....and a Shop Vac.

Repair the Plaster with REAL plaster ( the wall will be a lot stronger with intact interior plaster, then add some faux thin brick for any architectural silliness.

Guide the most likely to fail restaurateurs to a remodel that you can sell to recoup your time and money.....

Tint is the easy part, IMHO especially after dark low light level restaurant.

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Loxon conditioner will seal like you want, it will dry clear but maybe slightly milky.
I have tinted mud with paint colorant, but never tried to get a specific color just not white.
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If you want a specific color, use stucco colorants or cement colorants.


Getting it uniform throughout is a trick.
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