No Stain is the Same
When it comes to cleaning masonry, there is no quick, easy solution that works in every situation. Just because you've used one method on stained brick one day, doesn't mean it will work on a different stain the next. That's why mason contractors and their crews need to familiarize themselves with the options and learn from the experts.
One such group that has provided expertise in the masonry cleaning arena for over 30 years is Unique Industries, Inc. of Wheat Ridge, Colo., manufacturer of Kem-O-Kleen masonry cleaning equipment.
In an effort to teach more people about proper cleaning techniques, the company is now offering a free masonry cleaning manual. The manual is full of recipes for solutions and poultices for cleaning a variety of stains on masonry. Special topics covered by the manual include cleaning new masonry, cleaning efflorescence stains, stains of unknown origins and smoke damage.
Information in the manual includes tips such as: the removal of almost any type of stain is expedited ? and the chance of damage to the surface eliminated ? with the use of hot water and a suitable, heated cleaning agent applied either with or without pressurized water.
This manual's indispensable advice will be a valuable addition to your library when you run into that stain that just won't go away.
To request a copy of the manual, call Unique Industries at (800) 274-4121.
About the Author
Masonry, the official publication of the Mason Contractors Association of America, covers every aspect of the mason contractor profession - equipment and techniques, building codes and standards, business planning, promoting your business, legal issues and more. Read or subscribe to Masonry magazine at www.masonrymagazine.com.