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cleaning a limestone fire surround

Postby kerrysteele » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:06 pm

hi can anyone help we are desperate, we have recently fitted a limestone fireplace, but we are having problems getting the residue cement off the brickwork, we have tried a scrubbing brush with soapy water a toothbrush with turps on and generally scrubbing but it wont budge, any ideas :(
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Postby canny » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:36 pm

Go to a local builders yard and ask for 'brick cleaning acid'. Follow the instructions and you will be sorted
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Postby bd3cc » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:44 pm

Brick cleaning acid is an expensive form of Hydrocloric acid, but be careful with it, have plenty of water standing by to neutralise if it is going too far, and do it slowly. Paint brush rather than tooth brush, and wear protective clothing and goggles.
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