How to Remove Mud Brick

If your house is made of brick or if you have an outdoor brick, which is often open to dirt, debris and other stain-causing materials, you need to know how to clean the bricks from all the stains. If mud stains are left to dry for a long period, you will have a very hard time removing them off your bricks. Therefore, immediate action needs to be taken in order to get the mud stains off the brick surfaces using proper techniques so that you will not damage your bricks.

To remove mud brick, you need:

  • Plastic scraper
  • Garden hose
  • Water
  • Bucket
  • One cup of oxygen bleach powder
  • Detergent or dishwashing liquid
  • Vinegar (optional)
  • Paint stirrer
  • Rubber gloves
  • Protective clothing and safety gear
  • Natural-bristle scrub brush
  • Towel
  • Portable air compressor
  • Blasting tank
  • Blasting hose
  • Nozzle

Removing Mud Brick

How to Remove Mud Brick

  • First of all, you need to use your plastic scraper and scrape off any portion of dried mud that you see on your bricks. When you use this approach, try to clear off as much mud or stain as possible.
  • Once you have finished doing the first step,
    • You need to take your garden hose to clear and clean off the mud, dirt and debris
    • Ensure that you point the hose on top of the mud to enable all the stains to drip down the wall as the water loosens the stains.
  • Then, you have to mix one cup of oxygen bleach together with one gallon of warm water. Make use of your paint stirrer to stir the powdered bleach with the water until it is dissolved.

Make sure that you wear rubber gloves to protect your hands, clothes and wear a safety gear to protect you against the chemicals when you are carrying out the above steps. Also make sure that your work area has proper air ventilation.

  • The next step is for you to take the scrub brush bristles and
    • Dip it into the bleach solution that you have made earlier in order for you to scrub the brick’s surface.
    • After that, make sure you rinse the brush repeatedly before reapplying the bleach solution and do the scrubbing again until you have managed to remove the mud stains.
  • Once you have finished applying the bleach solution, you can start to rinses the bricks using your garden water hose until the bleach solution and the mud stains are thoroughly washed away. Then, you have to leave the bricks to air-dry thoroughly.

When you are dealing with chemical solution, you must use it carefully and not to over do the solutions on the bricks. Usage of overly concentrated chemical solutions might cause damages to your mortar joints as well as revealing the mortar’s sand.

  • As for more severe case of stains on your bricks, you can do the following task
    • Try to wet the bricks and then scrub it using Sakrete Concrete and Asphalt cleaner, which is available at your local hardware stores in one quarter bottles or even use white vinegar.
    • Once you have finished doing the above steps, you need to flush the bricks with water hose thoroughly and ensure that your garden shrubs and bushes are protected against the vinegar wash.
  • The following information is some guidelines that you can use whenever you are going to remove mud stains off your brick walls
    • For textured Red brick, you can clean them off mud stains using a bucket and brush method or use high water pressure method or use the sandblasting technique.
    • For heavy sand finish Red brick surfaces, you can also use the bucket and brush method or use water and a scrub brush or by lightly applying high pressure water together with plain water. If the bricks have too much mortar stains, you need to adhere to the use of cleaning compounds.
    • For White, Buff, Gray and Chocolate bricks that comes with either textured or sand finish surfaces, you can clean them using the bucket and brush method or by lightly applying high pressure water or by sandblasting technique. If the bricks have heavy sand finish, you should not be using the sandblasting method.

    Always remember that when you are cleaning your bricks from mud stains

    • Make sure that whenever you use chemical solutions, always use them in an outdoor area with a temperature of at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit or above
    • Always protect your windows or doors because certain chemical solutions can create corrosive effect on metal as well as leaving stains on masonry surfaces or trim materials like limestone and cast stone.

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