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exposed brick - how to? - 1903 bldg

Posted by lotsahouses (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 14, 08 at 19:03

Does anyone have any experience/expertise in how to carefully removed old plaster and expose interior brick in an old Victorian era building? We don't want to uncover ALL the walls, so we need to 'feather' the edges of plaster to the brick.

What products to use? Best way to 'chisel' w/o hurting bricks?


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RE: exposed brick - how to? - 1903 bldg

I've always used masons or floor chisels and flat pry bars. Never had a problem. Work carefully and pay attention to what you're doing and you'll have no trouble.

Good luck with your project;-)

RE: exposed brick - how to? - 1903 bldg

Thanks so much...we have alot still to do (most of the project still ahead of us) and appreciate your input very much. Any future tips very much appreciated!

RE: exposed brick - how to? - 1903 bldg

Is the plaster applied directly to the brick? That would be unusual.

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