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Hiding Blown Insulation Drill Holes in an Old Brick Home

The previous owners had blown insulation added to the walls by drilling through the exterior brick. The job wasn't very well done, the drill holes are about 2" in diameter and the mortar used is no where near the colour of the original. Any suggests on how to hide or fix this issue?

Clarence
Re: Hiding Blown Insulation Drill Holes in an Old Brick Home

You will need to locate some brick that match the existing or remove some brick where the replacement brick cannot be seen.
Crush the brick down to sand size. add to a white premix and patch the drilled area and texture to match existing brick.
I use a brick chop saw and cut bricks retaining the cuttings than mix the premix it is better than tran crushing.
Also you can patch the area with a close than press the brick duct into the wet mortar.
You can purchase brick dust in 50 # bags this way no cutting or crushing.

dj1
Re: Hiding Blown Insulation Drill Holes in an Old Brick Home

OR...

Go to masonry outlets and get concrete color mix that you can add to your mortar, from a wide range of colors.

They come in small packages as well, so you don't have to buy a 50 lb sack for a small job.

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