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Old 02-18-2011, 10:52 AM   #1
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I have a question on what to use to seal the outside of the chimney more for sanitary purposes? I am remodeling a house and have decided to leave two sides of the chimney open on a bathroom wall and was told to seal it with something because the bricks could hold bacteria and other things. The chimney has a flue pipe through it and out of the roof but the brick part of the chimney is under the roof line. I just want something that may give a little shine and seal it up some. Thank you

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Old 02-20-2011, 07:06 PM   #2
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Are you wanting to seal the brick?

A pic would help.

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Old 02-20-2011, 07:24 PM   #3
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Sherwin Williams Shercret it is a waterproofing paint that will bridge hairline cracks, its breathable, comes in any color and is masonry specific. No primer is needed for this product.
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not a very good pic. I dont know that it needs anything I just wasnt sure on it being unsanitery next to the sink.
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I sure hope not!

This is a pic of our master bath. The main bathroom has even more brick. I just take a broom to the whole house every couple months.
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Thank you. I think I will just leave it for now. I thought it would look nice just to have it the way it was and hope I don't regret drywalling around it when everything is done.
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There are many CLEAR masonry coatings on the market that could seal up the brick yet leave the look.

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