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I like exposed brick.  Our house is going to have that modern/industrial vibe, and I think it will look cool.
That said…after chipping off the plaster, some of the brick looks good…
Brick 1
The other half looks like someone threw up on my wall…
Brick 3
Our architect friend thinks this is one of the original Lawrenceville rowhouses that was built back in the 1850’s.  They used this pumpkin-colored brick that’s kind of porous and it really absorbed all the moisture, so the plaster is stuck SUPER HARD TO IT.
Because my chipping isn’t perfect, some of the mortar sticks out between the bricks in a shape that our neighbor likened to boogers…yes, boogers.
Brick 2
Since that is a super gross comparison, we’re going to get some muriatic acid and paint that on.
I’m told that will help get rid of some of the leftover mortar.   Any other suggestions???  You can leave one by clicking “leave a comment/comments” on the upper left hand corner near the title.  Thanks!
 

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