Natural elements such as the sun, rain, and harsh weather conditions sometimes interfere with landscape beauty. Brick walls and stone walls are no exception. Shiny walls that used to shine with radiance suddenly become worn out and faded.
You may be dealing with something like this. Do not despair. The colors of your faded walls can be restored. Yes! There are ways to fix the aesthetic brilliance of your masonry. With some commitment, determination, and change, you can have your wall back as if the colors never faded. How? Follow these tips below.
Clean the wall
The first step to restoration is cleaning the wall. You may have to do gentle cleaning or deep cleaning. You may need to get rid of the dust and dirt gently. You can do this with a vacuum cleaner. Alternatively, washing and brushing the dust and dirt may be a better idea for deeper cleaning. If you still have some stubborn stains after cleaning, you may try the following;
Scrub with dish soap and table salt.
Try acid cleaners such as muriatic acid. You have to be careful when doing this. You may require gloves for safety. Apply with care as the acid cleaners may damage your wall if not used carefully.
Paint the wall
After cleaning, you need to rinse the wall. Make sure that the bricks absorb the water. Scrub the walls with a pre-paint cleaner before it dries up completely. Apply a sealer and cover the mortar with tapes. After that, you can proceed to paint with a sponge brush and your preferred paint color.
Alternatively, you can stain your brick walls with a coat of concrete stain. To do this, you need to apply a cleaning solution such as undiluted white vinegar to clean the bricks. After that, you can proceed to apply a coat of concrete stain on the wall. You may repeat the coating procedure until you get your desired result.
Address underlying problems
Faded bricks may be caused by underlying problems such as efflorescence. This is usually a salty substance that forms on the brick walls as a result of moisture. It is typically white. You may have to enlist the help of an expert masonry service to correct the problem.
Tuckpointing is the cosmetic enhancement of the appearance of masonry. It involves replacing deteriorated mortar with new mortar that closely resembles the color of the bricks and applying a line of putty down the middle of the joint. It creates a well-maintained joint which gives the wall a new and vibrant appearance.
Masonry Construction in Norwood
Deluca Masonry offers these services at low prices! We have experts with an enormous wealth of experience in tuckpointing, painting, and other esthetic treatments of masonry. We understand that every brick wall is distinct. We give the needed esthetic touch to restore the vibrancy of your masonry. What are you waiting for? You are just one phone call away! 781-269-9709