Saturday, 18 May 2013

Brick Floors

The bricks on our bedroom floor has really taken a bashing with various builders and plasterers doing their worse over the last 5 years.Having done the plastering and before limewashing I decided to clean the whole floor by hand!

To do this I used coarse damp (not wet) sand and a stiff wire and plastic brush.After removing as much of the lime and dirt on the surface of the bricks I swept it all up then gently washed the brick with hot water and soap and some vinegar.The I mopped this off.

I still need to use my dremmel to grind off some deep pockets of lime plaster but the floor looks much cleaner than before and I'll give it a very light oiling once the limewash is done.

Some 'sample' patches of limewash coloured with yellow ochre and burnt sienna earth pigments

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