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June 3, 2013 By: admin2 Comments
June 9, 2013 at 2:15 pm
The Keracaulk instructions specifically state, “Interior space only. Not for use on areas prone to water exposure. Cure for 72 hours prior to water exposure.” The Mapei (manufacturer) warns against using this on exterior areas…so that precludes repointing brick mortor outside!!
steve trump says
June 17, 2013 at 7:48 pm
Thanks for visiting my blog and posting your comment! You are absolutely right that the manufacturer does not recommend that this product is used in wet areas. However, it does work, and I personally have not experienced any problems using it on exterior walls making minor cosmetic repairs. That being said, that does not mean that this is the best (or correct) solution for all brick and mortar repairs. There are times that repointing with mortar is necessary and best, especially when the structural integrity of the wall or chimney has been compromised due to deterioration of the mortar. This is just a simple suggestion that helps make small, cosmetic repairs easier for DIYers.
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