Need help for brick wall in den.
susan315
April 24, 2013
Has anyone had experience using instant mortar. We have added a brick arch and the mortar does not match at all. It's new mortar next to 1937 mortar. I would like to leave the brick unpainted but right now the old and new together look awful. I would appreciate any suggestions. We have acid washed it all twice.
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susan315
This was originally an outside wall and we believe black mortar must have been used, because the more we scrubbed, the darker the old mortar became.
    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 2:59PM
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ReMax - Lisa
Why don't you try just painting the mortar a stone colour with a thin brush. If its an interior wall it will last forever I bet.
    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 3:02PM
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Patti Smith, PS Designs
It looks to me like painting the brick will be your best bet to "unify" all the brick and mortar. Of course, I can't see the entire area in this photo, but there is something to be said for painted brick... It adds a lot of interest, texture and depth to a room. Another idea would be to do a "wash" over the area. I am attaching a few photos that are painted, and one that is of a brick wall that has been washed. Check with your local paint store if you decide to do this yourself, so that you can get the appropriate supplies for painting or washing the brick. Good luck!
    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 3:16PM
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Brenda
if you have an "industrial" aestetic, you can totally get away with the change in brick/mortar. Actually, it would look too "perfect" for industrial without it.
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    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 3:41PM
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Tawna Allred Interiors
This is a great blog post by Maria Killam on limewashed brick. I love the look it creates! http://www.mariakillam.com/2013/04/limewashedexterior.html/
    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 3:44PM
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