How To Clean Brick

Seals

1) Only sealed if badly deteriorated

2) Water-based acrylic seals are preferred if required

3) Solvent-based seals are difficult to remove or renovate and should not be used

4) Scrub with neutral or alkaline detergent, rinse, neutralize and dry before application

Polish

1) Not normally required

2) If required, a water based polish should be used

3) Solvent-based polishes not used

4) Scrub with neutral or alkaline detergent, rinse, neutralize and dry

Maintenance

1) Use systems 2 and 3 with scrubbing or polishing brush as appropriate

2) Systems involving the use of polishes used if there is an established requirement

3) Water-based seals may be removed by scrubbing with alkaline stripper

Precautions

1) Rough surface will destroy pads

2) Minimum of water must be used to prevent alkali being drawn to surface of tile