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Old 09-07-2011, 09:57 AM   #1
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Surface repair spalling chimney bricks.


We have some chimney bricks that are spalling. Cant afford mason repairs right now. Previous owner had covered some of the spalling brick faces with a gray cement/mortar and it has lasted very very well. Trying to figure out what he used. Looks light gray in color, very hard and seemingly able to be put on thin. I believe he ground out the loose brick surface first then applied. It might even just be cement as it doesnt appear sandy like mortar. Presuming its a cement, any thoughts on best type of cement for brick surface rapir.

I know its not the nest choice but no way can I afford professional repairs right now, and whatever he did on those few bricks has held beuatifully for 10 years.

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Old 09-07-2011, 10:14 AM   #2
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vinyl patching cement. Very smooth and very sticky. Sold in any home store or hardware store.

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Old 09-07-2011, 10:17 AM   #3
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thanks oh'mike. Wonder if that type can be tinted with some of that quickrete coloring has well.
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I doubt it it's a dark gray.
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