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Morning,
Just put clay brick tiles on a wall.was advised by builder to grout with sand and cement. I can't remove the dull after of cement from the brick. Tried a mortar remover but still not getting the expected colours from the brick. Any ideas
 
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Pics attached dave thanks for your help. Seems to be a white kinda dried out look stopping the brick colour come through mate.
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum.

How have you been getting on with your issue?
 
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You need muriatic acid (brick acid), it's strong stuff so be careful- full ppe. You can't get any mortar on brick as it'll soak in, so no cleaning with a wet sponge or anything.

The mortar remover if it's what I think is only for whilst everything is wet- which isn't much use in this scenario as you can't tell it's an issue until dry!
 
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You need muriatic acid (brick acid), it's strong stuff so be careful- full ppe. You can't get any mortar on brick as it'll soak in, so no cleaning with a wet sponge or anything.

The mortar remover if it's what I think is only for whilst everything is wet- which isn't much use in this scenario as you can't tell it's an issue until dry!
Installation guide for brick slips- How to Install Brick Slips - https://www.bricktilecompany.com/news/how-to-install
 
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I’ve done brick-slip pointing before, and one rule is to spray and wet the slips before hand. I also injected the mortar into the joints and finished it off with a small trowel. It’s different to pointing outdoor bricks. Because they aren’t bricks. They are brick-slips. Another builder out of his depth!
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