How to Mortar Fire Brick?

Answer Fireplaces can reach temperatures of up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. When this happens, the gas inside the fireplace looks to escape. In well-mortared fireplaces, gas only escape out the chimney. Fi... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Mortar Fire Brick

What kind of mortar do you use on fire brick?

You should always use firebrick in the construction of any indoor or outdoor wood-burning fireplace and use a non-water soluble fireclay compound as the mortar. Burning wood creates intense heat th... Read More »

How do I clean mortar off of brick?

Scrape the MortarRun a small stream of water from a garden hose over the mortar. Place a putty knife or scraper the at edge of the mortar, and scrap off as much as possible without damaging the bri... Read More »

How to Remove Old Mortar From Textured Brick?

Whether regular paver bricks or rough brick are used, they all have the same structural values but different textures or cosmetic appearances. Some are installed in different ways, and some are cle... Read More »

How can I recolor outdoor brick and mortar?

Muriatic acid will clean it up. But it is dangerous. Mix it with water and spray it on then wash it off. Make it look new. But will dissolve humans.