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How do I look after my brick slips once they are installed?
- One of the many benefits of brickwork is the hardwearing nature, it doesn’t take much looking after at all.
- If your brick slips are being used somewhere messy, such as a kitchen splashback, we recommend using a brick sealant on them.
- This will give you an extra layer of protection against the moisture around in those areas or against any food splatters for example. You may also want to do this anywhere else to make it even easier to remove any stains from day-to-day life if it’s heavy traffic.
How do I attach fixings to the brick slip wall?
- You can put up shelves and hang pictures without any problems, unfortunately, nails are not an option though.
- You need to use a masonry drill bit to go through tiles and make sure you go through the wall behind too for security.
- The mortar is easier to drill through., but also easier to replicate in color, if you do need to refill the hole at any point.
- A hole in a brick tile is more difficult to fill without it being obvious, you can then use a raw plug and screw into it.
- The best practice is to always make sure your raw plugs and screws are long enough to fit comfortably into your plasterboard or blockwork, this will mean around 35mm-40mm long at least.
How can I clean the brick slips?
- If you get stains such as a marker pen, food spillages etc on the brick, we recommend trying to remove them with simple household cleaners, clean cloth, sponge or kitchen roll.
- If for any reason this doesn’t remove the stains, simply mix baking soda, washing up liquid with a small amount of warm water into a paste and apply it with a reasonable soft brush.
- Let it dry for about 15-20 minutes, scrub the brick and use a wet paper towel to clean off the residue.
- If you have mortar come in contact with the bricks from the installation, use brick acid (muriatic acid), this is strong stuff so please follow the instructions carefully.
Is it easy to remove the brick slips?
- The only reason I can see for removing brick tiles is to replace them with another blend of brick slips.
- However, if for some reason you do want to remove the brick tiles, it’s just like any other tiles, it will come off with a hammer and chisel to break the adhesive apart from its connection to the wall.
- The great thing about brick tiles is that it’s been proven to cope with the outside elements over centuries, so it is really low maintenance.