Removing Tar from Brick

lynnie338September 3, 2010

I have a kitchen that is being remodeled. The kitchen was added on to the back of the main house in the 1930Âs. The back of the main house is made of a beautiful orange and gray brick. The roof of the kitchen part was "sealed" to the main house with tar. The tar is probably 70 years old. I have removed the roof due to leakage and rotten wood and replaced it with a vaulted roof where the brick is exposed inside of the kitchen. However, there is tar on the brick.

How do I get the tar off of the brick?

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maid_o_cliff

This is just a suggestion, try canned air or anything that will freeze the tar, then carefully pop off any large pieces that you can. Then use gasoline on a thick absorbent cloth and dab, do not rub as it will spread the tar. If you decide to try this please be very careful open window and run a fan to dissipate odor and fumes. I have done this outside with very good results! Good luck and please be careful.

Red

    Bookmark   September 5, 2010 at 10:36AM
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lynnie338

Thanks Red!

    Bookmark   September 5, 2010 at 12:52PM
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maid_o_cliff

lynnie338,
If you have gas appliances make sure all pilot lights are off ! ! As I said before please be careful.

Red

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 8:33AM
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