We all need a bit of TLC from time to time to stay looking and feeling our best. Brick slips are no different! So allow yourself to indulge in some brick slip aftercare to keep your new project looking fresh.
Of course, you are free to decide whether or not you want to provide your brickslips with any aftercare at all. However, we would highly recommend it especially in areas that will experience high traffic. This includes areas such as your kitchen, bathroom and external projects. One of the great things about brick slips is how long lasting they are, but if you choose not to provide them with proper aftercare then you may find they don’t last as long as you’d like. Unfortunately, brick slips are not immune to attract dust and dirt and if you leave your slips unsealed these can be quite difficult to clean off. Especially on slips such as our Euphoria as if you allow too much dust to gather you may find yourself brushing away some of the gold dust that is part of the character of the brick.
The most important part of your brick slip aftercare is to seal your brick slips. Before sealing your slips, it’s very important that you’ve given the adhesive and mortar time to cure. As our brickslips are made from genuine clay you will also need to give any salt time to present itself. If you do not give them time before sealing, you may be left with stains and salt ‘locked’ into the surface of your brick once you have sealed them. Once you’re sure your brick slips are looking exactly how you want them to feel free to seal them. For this, we recommend our USP-100 brick slip sealer that is supplied courtesy of TBS Cladding Solutions. It’s the market leader in terms of brick slip aftercare. This sealer resists moss and lichen as well as preventing surface deterioration due to repeated freeze/thaw cycles making it perfect for exterior projects!
To extend the shelf life of your brick slips there isn’t a lot of aftercare that is completely necessary. As previously mentioned we do highly advise you to seal your brick slips however it is not the end of the world if you don’t. The main thing that you must do, is periodically brush your slips. Otherwise, dust will build up in the crevices of your brick slips. If this continues over time, this can cause the slips to lose the real brick wall effect that they were designed for. You can purchase a wire brush from any DIY shop and this will clear any build up of dust.
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