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Old 07-26-2009, 08:43 PM   #1
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Changing existing brick mortar color


Here is a odd question.
We currently have a brick fireplace that has BLACK mortar between the brick. As we are remodeling and want to keep the brick, I would like to change the mortar back to natural gray. Any suggestions of how to accomplish this. Has anyone done this before, or anything simular to it?

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It could probably be painted, but the only way to permanently change it is to grind it out and repoint with the color you want.

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Dye for tile grout would most likely work. Try it in a unnoticeable spot.
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I am facing the same problem....how did yours turn out and what did you do? Are you happy with the results?
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Sorry, I have decided to leave it alone and have not made any changes.
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A dye would work if going from a light color to a dark color (but the color might not be exactly as you expected), but not from black to a light color. I definitely would not paint it unless you are painting the brick. Chipping or grinding out and re-pointing is the only real option.

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