old block building-needs repair
Greetings! I have a late 1800's architectural block building. It has two coats of paint. The freeze thaw cycles have deteriorated many of the block faces. I am scraping and wire brushing to remove flaking paint and crumbling block surfaces. I am using ICON mortar & concrete repair system mixed with ICON cement fortifier. I am troweling this onto the crumbled block surfaces. 25 kilos of Icon with the ICON liquid is $115. I plan to paint this building to help preserve it. Any suggestions! Are there easier ways, any paint suggestions?
I am a complete rookie. I am trying to work myself into shape on the reachable lower sections, so I can work longer when I have to rent a mechanical lift for the upper floors(2). Thanks for your help!
You are using probably the best repair on the blocks. Just make sure they have sufficient time to cure and dry out before painting, use a masonry primer such as Block-Tex and paint it with a latex house paint or porch and floor enamel.
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