Flaking on (interior) exposed brick wall

Old 12-08-05, 09:29 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: St Paul, MN
Posts: 14
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Flaking on (interior) exposed brick wall

Hi -

I live in an old rowhome in Baltimore City. One of the interior walls is exposed brick, all of the way from the first floor up.

The bricks are flaking horribly. I mean, just a gentle scrape against them will result in several large brick flakes and dust. They appear to have been re-mortared at some point in the past few years (I didn't live there at the time), but the bricks themselves are not in good shape.

Is there any coating or other materials that I can apply to the bricks to seal them and preserve them from deteriorating further?

Any help would be hugely appreciated. Thanks.
Old 12-22-05, 05:16 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
flaking brick

sorry to give you bad news but no there isnt anything that i know of that can fix this problem , i have been a brick mason for 15 years and the only fix i have found is to tear out the brick and replace it. but when you consider doing that you also have to consider that you probably wotn be able to find a new style of brick that will match the existing ones. so if you are worried about the appearance of the wall in question then you may reconsider reveneering the entire wall so all will match and look nice. but you can just replace a single brick or all but as i said you probably wont find an exact match to the old ones.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: