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Posted 12 August 2019 - 03:08 PM

Hi everyone,


Can someone please assist. Our facility has face brick walls, and I'm struggling with a cleaning procedure. I have searched the internet high and low without luck.


Thanks in advance.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 05:57 PM

Find out what the wall is made of first (fiberglass? drywall? plastic?). Then you google how to clean [wall material] in google.

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 06:36 PM

Face brick walls can be washed down with soap and water and rinsed.


However, that is for natural brick - you need to determine if there are any additives/chemicals in the brick composition to ensure no interaction.


And... from my hotel inspection days we had to trouble shoot a lot of brick faced hotels due to white staining - this was caused by harvesting the sand to make the bricks or the facing material from high-salt content sand (we found a company that was taking beach sand and making bricks) -- if that is the case you will continue to see the stains come thru along with built up of salt at the junctions and bottoms of the walls.

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 07:25 PM

I seem to recall reading that blasting with a water jet containing baking soda was the cheapskate's way of cleaning brick.

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 02:12 PM

Dry ice may work too


CAUTION:  Bricks are permeable..............too aggressive when cleaning will cause them to deteriorate and fall apart



Can you gently clean and then form a cleanable layer over top?  Like strap the brick with wood strapping and then put up puck board?

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