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Ivy scars on brickwork


 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:50 pm    Post subject: Ivy scars on brickwork Reply with quote

Last month I removed a trellis which used to support an ivy and a honeysuckle. Although I killed off the Ivy some years ago and removed most of it at that stage, quite a bit of dead stuff still clung to the wall and it has left nasty marks on the light yellow brickwork.

Does anyone have any suggestions about how to clean these up without marking or damaging the concrete bricks?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A powerwasher would probably be the best option
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are acid based solutions that may help. Lots of elbow grease required though. Look into it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll look in the builders merchants. Thanks
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