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Is there any way to change the color of mortar?

Steve MillerJanuary 28, 2013
The black mortar in the brick wall makes it far to dark - Is there any way to change the color without painting all of the brick? BTW, we already removed the stove and are installing very light maple hard wood floors
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Ironwood Builders
Changing the color of that mortar will require grinding out the existing mortar and tuck pointing in new, lighter mortar. Dirty and labor intensive....wait until the absolute hottest day of he year to tackle this one...no don't. That's my last job, not this one!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 8:26PM
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Ironwood Builders
Did I say labor intensive yet? Dirty? Not really recommended because if you try to do it yourself...you have to be really motivated to succeed.
    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 8:28PM
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Hi Steve, on this brick wall I think I'd just paint it a creamy white. Then, put three fabulous canvas art the wall and make it a gallery. You can point the ceiling light directly on the art. That would look nice. Photo of creamy white painted brick:
    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 8:35PM
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I think Ironwood is right about no DIY and Darzy's idea I love. Gallery walls make me smile. However, If you don't like the suggestion for some reason, check out brick renew. com or brick refinishers online. I don't know them, just saying there are options to see.
    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 8:50PM
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