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Tips on removing bath sealant from brickwork!?

Postby DeeH » Mon Dec 20, 2021 3:39 pm

Yes, you read that right!

My brick work above my windows has fallen a little, and I ignored it.

There was a an incredible rain storm, a few years back.

The gutters gave way, and the water was rolling down the brick, and gushing into my living room. I panicked, and the only thing I had to hand to
Bath sealant.

It worked! It stopped the rain. And I've since re-pointed the brick work.

But on the face of the bricks, is the stained white sealant, that's it really well attached to the porous bricks.

Are there any chemicals I can try, that won't further stain the bricks!?

Scraping is just making it look worse, and isn't really shifting it.
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Postby Itsmalc » Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:15 pm

DIY stores sell tubes of silicone sealant remover,works well circa £5, but goes a long way if used correctly. Apply and cover with strips cut from carrier bag or similar then leave for a few hours or overnight, sealant comes off with wire brush.
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