08:20PM | 03/13/04
Member Since: 03/13/04
1 lifetime posts
Deos anyone have any ideas about how I can clean an interior brick floor? It used to be a patio that was later enclosed. There is drywall and woodwork so spraying with a garden hose is not an option.The brick itself is not that dirty, but the mortar joints are discolored and has some black spots. There is no finish on the bricks now but if I can get it clean enough I will seal it afterwards.

Thanks for any help



07:29PM | 03/28/04
Member Since: 02/09/04
17 lifetime posts
Just kidding.

Whatever you do, try a small inconspicuous area first and wait 24 hours before you go all the way.

A stiff brush and a diluted muriatic acid may be just what your mortar needs. Or regular bleach, especially if the black spots are mold or mildew. You will need to rinse well afterwards.

The acid may significantly change your brick (etch it) especially if they are concrete pavers. I suggest this only because I would guess you have tried mild soap and water.
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon