Combine a tablespoon of bleach with a gallon of warm water in a bucket, then apply the bleach with a sponge to the brick. Use a scrub to tackle hard-to-reach areas or difficult stains. If the bleach begins to dry on the brick, spray a small amount of water on the area to keep it moist.
- Wet the brick with warm water.
- In a bucket, combine 1 tablespoon of boric acid with 1 gallon of warm water.
- Mix it all together, being careful to prevent splashes.
- Use a sponge or brush to apply it to the brick.
- Only add as much DIY cleaner as you can quickly scrub away. It’s best not to let it sit long on the bricks.
- Gently scrub the brick, using tiny circles. Avoid scrubbing hard.
- Rinse with warm water.
Brick house washing with safe low pressure
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I use to clean my brick house?
A solution of one cup of bleach mixed with a gallon of water can be applied with a scrub brush can be used to clean most problem areas. Use a natural or synthetic bristle brush (wire brushes leave traces of steel behind that will rust and discolor the bricks).
Is it safe to pressure wash a brick house?
Pressure washers can damage the surface of an entire brick house. You cannot pressure wash brick on high pressure settings. It may take a couple of years for you to realize that the brick was damaged. The delamination process happens pretty slowly, but it can't be stopped once it starts.