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Old 08-05-2012, 17:32   #1
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Question How to remove black marks from bricks?

I thought i would ask here first, before going to a more suitable forum.

Does anyone have any experience removing black water marks from bricks and if so how can i do it?
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Old 08-05-2012, 17:37   #2
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Re: How to remove black marks from bricks?

Brick acid should do the trick
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Old 08-05-2012, 17:37   #3
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Re: How to remove black marks from bricks?

A jetwasher (karcher?) is the only thing I can think of as it has gone into the "pores" of the brick?
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Re: How to remove black marks from bricks?

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Brick acid should do the trick
Would that change the original colour of my bricks to?
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Re: How to remove black marks from bricks?

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I thought i would ask here first, before going to a more suitable forum.

Does anyone have any experience removing black water marks from bricks and if so how can i do it?

Brick acid should do it mate ,you can get it from any builders merchant B&Q,Wicks etc
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Re: How to remove black marks from bricks?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001GUA4L...SIN=B001GUA4L8
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Re: How to remove black marks from bricks?

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A jetwasher (karcher?) is the only thing I can think of as it has gone into the "pores" of the brick?
I tried a jet washer years ago and it didn't move it, yes it has gone into the pores of the bricks as it is atleast 10 years old that mark.
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Would that change the original colour of my bricks to?
Will just clean them, will only remove dirt ...
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Would that change the original colour of my bricks to?

only in that it will return the bricks to their natural colour as new ,they will soon blend back in and match the rest
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Re: How to remove black marks from bricks?

Thanks all for pointing me in the right direction.
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Old 08-05-2012, 18:40   #11
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Re: How to remove black marks from bricks?

What caused the staining? Is it an acidic water coming from a combi-condenser?
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What caused the staining? Is it an acidic water coming from a combi-condenser?

It's typical of using the black rubber seals around the vent .Rainwater hits and finds the drip point at the bottom where the particles of rubber are concentrated and drip onto the brick .


@Snoopz (and anyone else who has this issue) A couple of coats of brick sealer will stop it getting into the pours of the brick and make it easier to get off in future
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What caused the staining? Is it an acidic water coming from a combi-condenser?
Yes it is from the water coming off combi condenser, and i have ignored it all these years and it really stands out now and looks a mess as you can see.

Thanks Martyh i will look into that too.
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I thought i would ask here first, before going to a more suitable forum.

Does anyone have any experience removing black water marks from bricks and if so how can i do it?
A Brick coloured felt tip?
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