by John Evans
(preston, vic, Australia)
Recently I have renovated a little at my uncles house in his sun room. The house foundation has moved and one room in particular had shown cracks and opening in the walls. I'm no mason and had no experience with brick work at all. I had proceeded to fill the gaps with mortar. But this isn't the issue.. the issue is that we had wood cornus surrounding the top and the wall had fake wood sheeting which had shown gaps as well. I proceeded to fill the gaps with no more gap filler and plaster filler which had got onto the brick work and my uncle is not impressed at all!!! I am no mason or tradie and realized i had make a huge mistake!! I had seen this site and thought i might ask u guys what is the best most effective way to clean off the bricks without damaging them or discoloring them. Mainly to get rid of the excess mortar, (Selleys) no-more gap filler and (Boscote)multi purpose joint cement and repair compund?