Salt in internal brickwork


Postby japans2 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:03 am

I live in an old single brick bungalow and salt keeps showing on the internal walls.I have used several sealants without success.Can anyone help ?
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Postby rosebery » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:28 pm

Its called efflorescence. Brush it off (don't wash it off - that only makes it come back again) and treat wall with an anti-alkaline primer. But you'll also have to find and deal with the source of the damp that's causing the salts to leech out of the plaster / brickwork.

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Postby japans2 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:41 pm

Thanks rosebery i'll try your suggestion
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