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chrisj750

01:10PM | 06/05/07
Member Since: 06/03/07
9 lifetime posts
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I have a 1920's brick house. Removed bricks from one part of the house to use in the front. How do I make the mortar look 90 yrs old to match the existing part of the house without waiting 90 years?

Chris

Handyman

11:36AM | 06/16/07
Member Since: 11/18/98
187 lifetime posts
A few bricks Use standard mortar. After it dries create some mud from the dirt directly under the wall rub it into the mortar. Let it sit for a few days and wash it off.

Have a big job?

See this episode(scroll down and watch the clips):

http://www.bobvila.com/BVTV/HomeAgain/Episode-1404.html

chrisj750

09:00AM | 06/18/07
Member Since: 06/03/07
9 lifetime posts
My wife wants to remove 1/2 of the side addition and what remains to be properly built of matching brick for a master bath and closet.
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