Sealing Brick

Old 09-21-04, 09:17 AM
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Sealing Brick

My house is about 25 years old and is cedar and brick combo.
I am currently re-staining the cedar siding (replacing several boards) and thought I might as well do something to the brick while I was 'in the mood'.

The brick is 'Chicago Used' type of brick. I am told by the man who replaced and tucked the chimney 2 years ago that this brick came from Chicago when they demolished several old buildings, he estimated that the brick was new in the 1920's. It looks distinctive by todays standards as they show mortar and the brick is larger than normal size brick.

Anyway, the problem is this. The brick is rather soft and on the chimney is spalling (face chipping off). The brick on the front of the house is in good shape as it faces North and is under an overhang and front porch. It does not see alot of water.

What is the best sealer and method to apply it? I don't care how much $ the product costs, I am more interested in how long it will last.
Old 09-21-04, 09:42 PM
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Any Name brand sealer will do, You can brush it on or roll it, I'd would use the brush.

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