I asked my bricklayer if he was going to clean my brick and he said he was going to clean it with a wire brush and Muriatic Acid. Is this OK?

No!!! The use of a wire brush on brick can permanently ruin the surface. On the pictures above the white sand coating was removed by a wire brush. Muriatic Acid is never the correct product in our opinion for cleaning brick. It is a very strong, unstable and impure material that is very dangerous and hard to work with. Metal and acid do not mix. The closeup picture shows the rust staining from the brush and also acid burn.

Solution: For the correct brick cleaning recommendations see Mortar Smears in the FAQ section.
PROSOCO offers a full line of masonry cleaners. Contact them at www.Prosoco.com or 800-255-4255.

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