Is this the right place to ask about brick?
My husband and I are having a little problem.
Now before everyone goes berserk, I just got married and moved here last fall. and my husband lived like an old bachelor for years and years and....didn't notice it..........don't be too hard on him, he's a little disabled....
Okay. We renovated the house top to bottom (with professionals) to get the house updated and ready to sell. This is the LAST thing to deal with.
There was a problem with the gutter above it FOR YEARS. The gutter has been repaired. since this photo was taken, there is a new roof too, and the water damage on the inside has all been repaired. The flower bed is cleaned up too. The house has been completely repainted (stained) and looks great--except for the brick.
What do we do? My husband tried a bunch of different (acid) chemicals on it (from Home Depot) that didn't help. Tried power washing. Nope. A neighbor suggested trying a dry stiff metal brush. Nope. He suggested trying a grinder with a brush. Well in order to grind off enough to get rid of the stain, the brick will be so damaged that you'll see it anyway.
Does anyone have any idea what to do for this? I've called several masons and no one seems to know how to clean it. Will sandblasting help? Are going to have to paint the brick?
Thank you for any suggestions.