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msmanda 11-12-2012 01:01 PM

Help something is wrong.
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We installed this brick surround for our freestanding wood stove but when we applied the polycrilic to the base this is what happened. We have tried to use muratic acid on it again we even attempted to sand off the poly thinking it might be what was discoloring it. HELP???? How do we fix it?????

DannyT 11-12-2012 01:19 PM

isn't polycrilic for wood?

maybe some citristrip and some 3M pads.

jcarlilesiu 11-12-2012 01:47 PM

polycrylic is for wood, not brick.

Based on research it looks like you are going to have to strip it off.

Don't use sandpaper as going through the coating you applied will abrasive the brick affecting the surface texture.

msmanda 11-12-2012 01:57 PM

We used it on the walls and it turned out fine. But i will try to strip it and see what happens. How do I protect the carpet?

bob22 11-13-2012 06:30 AM

a dropcloth?

ponch37300 11-13-2012 11:01 PM


Originally Posted by msmanda (Post 1050468)
We used it on the walls and it turned out fine. But i will try to strip it and see what happens. How do I protect the carpet?

Just because you used it on the walls and it "worked" doesn't mean it was a good idea. What made you use it in the first place? Guess I don't see why you would even want to.

chrisn 11-14-2012 03:04 AM

Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish is a crystal clear, ultra fast-drying protective topcoat for use on interior wood surfaces including furniture, trim, doors, cabinets and paneling.

Right on the can:whistling2:

oh'mike 11-14-2012 05:46 AM

I think she (or he) is talking about Customs grout from the Depo---that is Poly something----

Brick is not glazed like tile---so the grout got into every nook and cranny----(a sealer would have made this easier to clean)then you did not finish cleaning off the grout---you should not have walked away from that until the brick was clean---

If muriatic acid did not get that off----you will need to remove the brick and start over.

MarkusAIC 11-14-2012 06:39 AM

That pad area looks awful small. I suggest you verify the stove type and required clearances to combustibles. Also are the walls in the back ground real brick, veneer or some sort of fake brick paneling. Unless they are real brick you are unlikely to have proper clearances.

msmanda 11-14-2012 06:42 AM

It's all real brick.

ponch37300 11-14-2012 09:27 PM


Originally Posted by msmanda (Post 1051833)
It's all real brick.

So what was it that you used? Polyurethane that is for wood or poly grout like someone mentioned?

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