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Anyone use Muriatic Acid? #4647893
01/27/18 11:30 AM
01/27/18 11:30 AM
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Chester County/Pa.
Dobbie Offline OP
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Its a beautiful day here today in my parts. Supposed to get up to 57 degrees & im looking forward to cleaning the brick on my one side of my house. The white siding has bled some down onto the brick & am wondering how muriatic acid would work mixing with water at the recommended parts to scrub/clean the brick?

Re: Anyone use Muriatic Acid? [Re: Dobbie] #4647906
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Re: Anyone use Muriatic Acid? [Re: Dobbie] #4647907
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Have you tried just a power washer first? That usually does the trick.

It needs to be diluted a fair bit.
Try 3% or 5% at first, you can always add more acid as needed to strengthen it.


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Re: Anyone use Muriatic Acid? [Re: Dobbie] #4647927
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I used this back when I laid brick. Approx 16oz per 4gal in a 5 gal bucket. You can always do it twice......but you only burn it once. GOGGLES are a must!!!!! Have somebody back you up. Have fresh water on hand if you get it on you OR in your eyes. This is not something to take lightly.



Re: Anyone use Muriatic Acid? [Re: Dobbie] #4647933
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I have tired power washing with a good cleaner to no prevail. Thats why I was wondering about going the muriatic acid route??

Re: Anyone use Muriatic Acid? [Re: Dobbie] #4647952
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1 gallon too 5 gallons don't waste your time using less I've handled this stuff for 30+ years (many times bear handed). It's not until you get to the 1-2 and 1-1 can it really effect you.

Re: Anyone use Muriatic Acid? [Re: Dobbie] #4647960
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Used to use it when I had the old house with the inground pool for PH control. Also use it for cleaning bare concrete before painting, usually a quart to a couple gallons.


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Re: Anyone use Muriatic Acid? [Re: Dobbie] #4647991
01/27/18 01:42 PM
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Poured it on my driveway once (young dumb) and started scrubbing. Not for long. I didn't dilute it and was overcome by burning in the lungs. Never did that again. It works well. Read the directions carefully. Very strong acid.




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Re: Anyone use Muriatic Acid? [Re: Dobbie] #4648064
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Im wondering exactly what bled onto brick.Maybe test a spot(3 parts water,1 part acid MAX).Ive only used muratic acid on stains caused by mortar,concrete or thinset,after the building process.

Re: Anyone use Muriatic Acid? [Re: Dobbie] #4648167
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Don't use that their are other acids check at Lowes or Home Depot It will work slower but much safer. I pressure cleaned over 20 years and muriatic acid is not safe to use even the smallest wind shift and you will not be able to breath . I use it in my swimming pool only for balance.

Re: Anyone use Muriatic Acid? [Re: Dobbie] #4648608
01/28/18 05:43 AM
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i use it to clean the aluminum transfer off crankshafts and cylinders when rebuilding engines.


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