Aging brick pavers
jeanninei
March 13, 2013 in Other
Hi can anyone help me with a technique for aging exterior brick pavers. Existing ones are red brick and fairly old, we would just love a lighter and more weathered look though.
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nasmijati
I think you could probably find this information if you enter your question in the search box of your Internet browser.

I know for cinder block walls, one waits until an extremely hot day in the summer, and then one pours a mixture of yogurt and other goodies on the wall to "age" it. I do not know about brick pavers.
March 16, 2013 at 5:49PM   
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jeanninei
Thanks so much , I will do that - appreciate the advice ! Will advise if find anything
March 17, 2013 at 9:46AM   
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nasmijati
Thanks! I would like to know, too.
March 17, 2013 at 10:58AM   
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Ironwood Builders
Use a lime wash or a wash of Portland cement diluted with water. The lime or Portland (lime is less permanent than Portland) will fill the voids in the brick surface and lighten it. Portland comes in grey and white, so for a lighter look, use white. If things go south and you despise the look,you can etch it back off with a solution of muriatic acid at a 5:1 ratio. As always, do a sample area and if you are trying to blend, work both areas toward the middle. The yogurt trick will grow moss and other stuff...quite well actually. Hope this helps.
March 17, 2013 at 1:06PM     
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nasmijati
Thanks, Ironwood. You always explain things so everyone can understand. :)
March 17, 2013 at 2:07PM     
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Ironwood Builders
Anytime!
March 17, 2013 at 10:31PM   
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jeanninei
Thank you for such a clear explanation, can't wait to try. Any time you decide to relocate your business to Cape Town in South Africa , do let us know :-)
March 18, 2013 at 9:01PM     
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Ironwood Builders
So flattered! Thank you!
March 18, 2013 at 11:36PM   
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Ironwood Builders
Can you let me know how it turns out?
March 19, 2013 at 11:00PM   
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jeanninei
Sure - will do - will only be in a couple of months time when we move in, but will take some photos and post
March 25, 2013 at 9:44PM   
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Thanks!
March 26, 2013 at 9:54PM   
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tspressly
green woods moss, buttermilk, and water, put into your blender and make a slurry. wet bricks and brush slurry onto the surface of bricks. cover with plastic and allow to sit for a week or two. remove the plastic and you should have started the aged look you are looking for.
September 16, 2013 at 5:31AM   
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