A beginners guide to cleaning brickwork. Useful information for all Clay Brick DIY projects. Staining can mar the appearance of brickwork, but incorrect cleaning can cause permanent damage. Therefore, any method of cleaning should be tested in a small unobtrusive area and left for as long as possible, but at least a week, to see the results before the whole job is tackled.
These techniques are intended for 'do-ityourself' work in removing relatively small areas of staining. A specialist contractor should be engaged for cleaning large areas of brickwork, for example cleaning industrial grime from a