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    Removing concrete splatter on brick

    I was asked to remove concrete splatter found on the brick. The house is about five years old. What can I use to remove the concrete splatter?
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    Light stuff can sometimes be removed with muriatic acid (hydrochloric acid). Thick concrete would have to be chipped off first. Test an area.

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    Alright...Will try it.

    Quote Originally Posted by IndyExterior View Post
    Light stuff can sometimes be removed with muriatic acid (hydrochloric acid). Thick concrete would have to be chipped off first. Test an area.
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    Andy - Main reason I'm going to tell you NOT to do that is that we have spoken multiple times on the phone. You don't need to be putting muriatic on brick at this point in time.

    Concrete and mortar are different compositions.
    Muriatic when used improperly can RUIN brick.
    Considering your experience, applying muriatic to an unknown brick (you didn't say what color or type brick it is) could be disastrous at best.
    Do you know if what you're dealing with is concrete or residual mortar?
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    Actually the only difference between Portland concrete and Portland mortar is the aggregate. That's coming from an old construction guy not an experienced PW contractor so I could be wrong. Muriatic acid reacts with the calcium in both. I'm talking fired red brick. You can cause a mess if you don't know what you're doing.

    That being said I highly recommend you listen to Celeste. Don't ask someones advice and then ignore it. You waste your time and more importantly another persons time that has nothing to gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyExterior View Post
    Actually the only difference between Portland concrete and Portland mortar is the aggregate. That's coming from an old construction guy not an experienced PW contractor so I could be wrong. Muriatic acid reacts with the calcium in both. I'm talking fired red brick. You can cause a mess if you don't know what you're doing.

    That being said I highly recommend you listen to Celeste. Don't ask someones advice and then ignore it. You waste your time and more importantly another persons time that has nothing to gain.
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    Point well taken...I was really not comfortable applying muriatic acid, which could cause more harm than good. I will inform the owner accordingly. As always, thanks for the wonderful advice.

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    Andy - Main reason I'm going to tell you NOT to do that is that we have spoken multiple times on the phone. You don't need to be putting muriatic on brick at this point in time.

    Concrete and mortar are different compositions.
    Muriatic when used improperly can RUIN brick.
    Considering your experience, applying muriatic to an unknown brick (you didn't say what color or type brick it is) could be disastrous at best.
    Do you know if what you're dealing with is concrete or residual mortar?
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    I am going to look at the job today. The customer was describing the problems they had and I offered to address them once I was able to see it. I am going to take some pictures. In this way, we can all see the type of brick and splatter.

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaProWash View Post
    Andy - Main reason I'm going to tell you NOT to do that is that we have spoken multiple times on the phone. You don't need to be putting muriatic on brick at this point in time.

    Concrete and mortar are different compositions.
    Muriatic when used improperly can RUIN brick.
    Considering your experience, applying muriatic to an unknown brick (you didn't say what color or type brick it is) could be disastrous at best.
    Do you know if what you're dealing with is concrete or residual mortar?
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    I have the same question. Brick pavers that got mortar/cement from construction inside. I used nmd 80 about 1/3 strength, when I washed it was on the way to dissolving all the mortar but there was a lot left. If I had known it wasn't going to melt off I would have covered it with plastic and let it sit. Is that safe? NMD80 seems like good stuff, strong but doesn't burn - great rust remover anyways.

    I can get klenstone locally which I was going to use when I go back? I have seen that do some impressive things before. Here are some pics, if anyone has a go-to product for this situation its appreciated.
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    The splatters are not concrete but rather mortar

    I inspected the brick face of the house. The grey spots and blemishes are loose mortar and not concrete splatters. Homeowner had described it as concrete. You can rub it and it comes off. The chuncks chip off easily. Given this new information. How would one approach it?
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    NMD80 - follow the instructions. Knock off any loose big stuff first. Why do homeowners wait for YEARS to decide they don't like this look?
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    They likely waited this long because they really do not know who to turn to. The homeowner received my flyer and then went to my website.
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