How To Plug Hole in Brick

Keeping your property well-maintained enhances its visual appeal, but it can also help to maintain its value. Although you may need assistance from a professional for some property maintenance tasks, plugging a hole in brick isn’t one of them. In fact, you’ll be surprised at just how straightforward repairing a hole in brickwork can be.

What Do You Need to Repair a Hole in Brick

Before you get started, it’s helpful to get all of your equipment ready and ensure you’ve got everything to hand. If you want to repair a hole in the mortar, you’ll need mortar mix, a stiff brush or can of compressed air, a spray bottle filled with water, and a pointing trowel and tool.

To repair a hole in a brick, you’ll need either silicone caulk or sealant, a pointing tool and brick dust to match the colour of the wall. Alternatively, you can repair a hole in brick using mortar mix, a spray bottle filled with water, brick dust or cement pigment to match the colour of the bricks, a pointing trowel and a pointing tool. With both methods, you’ll need a stiff brush or a can of compressed air to clean the area.

Whichever method you’re going to use, it’s advisable to wear safety goggles and gloves throughout.

Plugging a Hole in Mortar

If the hole is in the mortar, simply clean the area with a brush or spray compressed air on it. Then, prepare fresh mortar according to the instructions on the mortar mix and spray the affected area with water. Then, add the mortar to the hole using the pointing trowel. You can also use a pointing tool to ensure the finish matches the rest of the brickwork. Once the mortar has set, the hole will be filled, and your wall will be repaired.

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Plugging a Hole in Brick

Begin by cleaning the area and remove dust and debris using either a stiff brush or compressed air. If you’re going to use silicone caulk, add it to the hole and use the pointing tool to ensure there is a seamless finish. Then, add a little brick dust, so that it matches the wall.

Alternatively, clean the area and prepare mortar mix, adding brick dust or cement pigment to colour-match it to the wall. Use a pointing trowel to fill the hole with mortar and a pointing tool to finish. If you want to, you can also use a spare brick and hold it against the fresh mortar, so that it takes on the appearance and texture of a real brick.