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best product to repair small holes in a brick fireplace

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Posted 2013-11-26T17:15:27+0000  by puddin1 puddin1
 

 

puddin1,

 

Regardless of what actual material is used for the patch, one trick is to take masking tape and completely tape around the hole. this will prevent the patching material from getting into the surrounding material and causeing a noticeable smudge.

 

If the patch falls on the mortar, you might consider a pre-mixed concrete patch. These are grey toned, water based and air dry. You will have to build this up in two or three coats pushed into the hole. You could of course also use a dry mix mortar mix which will dry chemically.

 

On the face of the brick, even a little drywall "hot mud" can be used to patch the hole. "Fix It All" can be used too. Both dry cheimically. The final coat can be alterred to emulate the texture of the brick. Then a little touch up paint in the color of the brick can be used to blend it in.

 

Again, keep the surrounding brick clean of the patching material and the touch-up paint. When it comes to touching up, "less is more". The bigger the patched area, the more likely it is to show.

 

Hope this has helped

Posted 2013-11-26T17:38:41+0000  by ordjen
 
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