Brick fireplace


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Old 11-27-06, 01:28 PM
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Brick fireplace

The "antique" bricks on my fireplace (not the firebox) are starting to spall and crumble. Not too bad yet, but enough for me to start looking for a way to seal them.
We like the look of the old brick so we don't want to paint. Is there another product for sealing bricks?
 
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Old 11-27-06, 02:29 PM
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Brick fireplace

Wayne -

Are you talking about the interior surfaces or the exterior of the fireplace/chimney?

What is your climate? Do you have an idea of the brand/style of the brick. "Antiqued" brick have a wide range of properties.

Dick
 
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Old 11-27-06, 07:07 PM
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You are looking for a consolidator, not a sealer, but they are not generally DIY. Explain the environment a little more, because you should not have spalling brick as a rule.
 
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Old 11-27-06, 08:19 PM
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The bricks are the face of the fireplace not the chimney. The environment is my living room. The spalling is minor but there always seems to be a small amount of brick "dust" on the hearth.
 
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Old 11-29-06, 06:37 PM
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Any sealer that you apply to help with the dusting is going to give the brick a "wet look". If that is OK, it is doable with a high solids concrete sealer.
 
 

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