A brick slip wall can be a beautiful and eye catching feature for any room in your home or business, however, over time they can become dirty and dusty. This is due to several factors, such as the surface texture of the brick slip and central heating. Here, at Real Brick Ltd, we want to help you maintain the original look and feel of your wall that you had when you first purchased our brick slips from us.
To prolong the life of your brick slip, you may want to consider using one of our sealants, especially if the wall is in an area where it may get splashed. We offer either the white Stixall Extreme Power, which both bonds and seals virtually anything in all weather conditions including rain, or Clear Builders Silicone, which adheres to both porous and non–porous surfaces without the need for priming. Ensure you choose the right sealant for your brick slip wall to ensure that you maintain its beauty.
Cleaning your internal brick slip wall is simple and straight forward. This method has been used for a number of years and if done correctly, can prolong the life of your brick slip.
Before you begin, you need to make sure you have the following essential tools:
- The first step to cleaning your brick slip wall is to hoover and dust to make sure that you get as much of the easy to remove dust off the surface of your wall as possible.
- Using the easy clean bucket, you now need to mix the important homemade cleaning solution. The cleaning solution should contain even amounts of all the ingredients involved; 1 part washing up liquid to 1 part salt. Mix with water until it forms a paste consistency.
- Using the sponge or cloth, spread your homemade cleaning solution onto your brick slip wall. Once you have done this, use the wire brush to scrub the solution into your wall.This will make sure the solution takes the full effect and will absorb the dirt from the wall. Once you have spread and scrubbed the solution into the whole of your wall, leave it to set for 15 minutes.
- Using the sponge or cloth, spread your homemade cleaning solution onto your brick slip wall. Once you have done this, use the wire brush to scrub the solution into your wall. This will make sure the solution takes the full effect and will absorb the dirt from the wall. Once you have spread and scrubbed the solution into the whole of your wall, leave it to set for 15 minutes.
You need to take extra care when cleaning painted bricks or brick style tiles. Make sure you read the instruction on the paint pot before attempting to clean the tiles, as there is a risk the paint could run. This would ruin the look of the beautiful wall you have designed and created.
If you look after and maintain your brick slip wall, it will remain an eye catching feature to any home or business for years to come.