I am tired. My hands hurt. And I hear the “whack whack whack” of a hammer against plaster in my sleep.
No one said this would be easy.
But they should have said – “IT’S GOING TO BE REALLY FREAKING HARD!”
We are in the FINAL STAGE of our demolition…and it’s the most tedious.
We are on a MISSION to get the last bit of remaining mortar off the brick. We have a TEAM approach. Person #1 goes first with a small scraper and scrapes each brick and tries to even out the mortar…
Person #2 follows with a “deck scrub” brush and brushes the wall like there’s no tomorrow. (A perfect job for my dad because the man was born with muscles)
Favorite brother-in-law/person #3 then VACUUMS the brick to get all the loose mortar and dust off…
And then…after all that…it’s time to spray the acid. That’s about as happy a person can look holding a bucket of muriatic acid…
The acid not only cleans the brick but evens out the color of the mortar.
We do notice a huge difference…my husband is jazzed about it and talks to the brick when he’s finished. 🙂
I’ve got some BEFORE and AFTER pictures I’m going to post later. I hope you all notice a difference too…if not, you’ll have to lie to me because after this much work, I can’t handle disappointment.
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