spicing it up

by Bob

Hello. I have question on how to give an old wall a facelift. Would it be better to just tear it down and redo it which is a lot of work, or is there a way to make the joints freshen up and the face look better?

I don't have a picture to show, sorry.

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Mar 16, 2009
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Sandblasting Woe's
by: robert pratt

sandblasting is effective but a bit messy. You need a compressor, a sand pot, bags of sand. those crystals get everywhere. If you spray to long in one spot, you'll burn a whole in the wall. Sandblasting is great for cleaning rebar up for inspection. Another alternative to sandblasting is pressure washing. According to this website, it is effective.
good luck
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Jul 07, 2008
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Hi Bob,
by: Jim

Is there mortar all over the face, or does it just look old? Sandblasting helps to even out stains from water running down the brick or block, it also helps to remove splattered mortar. Be careful with a sandblaster, it might take the finish off and expose the aggregate of your mortar. I hope this helps.

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