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How do I remove this

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by mOdO, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. mOdO

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 13, 2007

    Posts: 1,138

    Location: London

    Hi all,

    How do I remove the (adhesive?) on the brick without damaging it?

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    Thanks
     
  2. JRJ

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 21, 2010

    Posts: 868

    What was there? Looks like Bitumen?
     
  3. mOdO

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 13, 2007

    Posts: 1,138

    Location: London

    Have no idea, it was there when we moved in.
     
  4. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,847

    Location: Sunny Sussex

  5. Hedge

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 17,738

    Location: Somewhere in the middle.

    Maybe try a heatgun
     
  6. mOdO

    Wise Guy

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    Location: London

  7. jpaul

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

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    brass, wire brush, or drill attachment, I've used, former for large surface evostik type glue removal,
    cleaning the debris off of tool against a piece of wood periodically
     
  8. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,847

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    You do tend to polish up the brickwork like that.

    Any way you do it it won't look like it's never been there.
     
  9. SeatIbiza

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 21, 2008

    Posts: 1,152

    Location: Cotswolds

    Looks like there was a lean to there and that's the seal...
     
  10. PlacidCasual

    Soldato

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 6,396

    Water jet might do the job,
     
  11. arknor

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 22, 2005

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    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    you could always paint the whole house or to where that line is :p
     
  12. Quartz

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 1, 2014

    Posts: 10,869

    Location: Aberdeen

    Are you asking about the black stuff or the white stuff or both?

    The black stuff looks like tar so should come off with petrol.
     
  13. BigBoy

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,954

    Location: Bath

    This would be my first port of call, if it dont get it off it will loosen it, then go at it with a scraper. I had to do the same when I pulled the old lean-to down off the back of the house.
     
  14. mOdO

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 13, 2007

    Posts: 1,138

    Location: London

    Thanks for your replies, I will jet wash both and scrap and see what happens. Weather is poor at the moment so I'll get it done in the next few days and show you my progress.

    I understand it won't look the same but anything is better than it looks!
     
  15. mOdO

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 13, 2007

    Posts: 1,138

    Location: London

    First attempt with a bolster chisel and hammer before it started raining. Looks good and just brushing up I think?

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  16. BigBoy

    Soldato

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    Location: Bath

    Wire brush and elbow grease will get the rest of it off.
     
  17. mOdO

    Wise Guy

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    Location: London

    Cheers
     
  18. Derek W

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 1, 2008

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    Location: Glebe Park

    I've got something similar on some of my rendered wall at the rear of the house where someone had a crap conservatory up. Albeit the stuff on my house is probably about ten years old so it simply comes off in chunks by hand cos its perished that much. Should really get round to peeling it all off! Looks like yours is coming away not too bad though.
     
  19. mOdO

    Wise Guy

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    Location: London

    Hopefully the 'black stuff' comes off just as well
     
  20. Paul_RD

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 2, 2019

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    Location: London

    Use a non-metallic scraper.
    Get a piece of old plastic or perspex, sharpen an edge on it and it should cut the mastic without damaging or making any marks on the bricks.