How to remove tar from brick?

Is there any chemical or any easy way to remove black tar fro brick?

q how to remove tar from brick
  3 answers
  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Aug 07, 2018

    All three of the videos I watched suggested power washing them. I hope this solves the problem.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agZ90JE2UQ8

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Aug 07, 2018

    Yes, but unfortunately, not in this case. As The best way is fire by a blowtorch to melt the tar, so it drips off onto an aluminum with adhesive [usually used for roofing], this cannot do with the bricks too close to wood, so...

    A.1 you end up with a need for a flame retardant coat on the wood before you do that, and the price on that costs more than A.2 or B

    A.2 chisel out the mortar to free the bricks to torch those all individually away from the wood.

    B chiselling the mortar out of the bricks, to either

    1a. buy new bricks or

    1b. flip the tar to the backside to hide it.

    And

    2. renew the mortar in that section.


    So basically to do A.1 is a risk that is far too pricy to bother the ordeal

    To do A.2 or B you yet need chisel out the mortar and yank the bricks.

    When thats so, you just do B1b: flip the bricks around to hide the tar, rather than bother with the ordeal.

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    • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Aug 08, 2018

      Not many options...other one I thought of last night and was reminded again today also by reading Kathy's post, is a Heavy Duty Blower that throws Heat. You can likely rent one at any tools depot for cheap: $30, [but it uses often to melt back curled up on the edges Linoleum and Tiles] that most upon sight often do confuse with a blow dryer, but it singes the hair and burns the neck ever you tried to blow dry your hair you could suffer a fate worst than Michael Jackson, because these can reach near flame @ 400°F, and often you need wear heat retardant gloves to be safe. That might actually help some, but not nearly as much as Turning around Bricks or just replacing those with new ones.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 07, 2018

    Try heating it up with a blow dryer the next scrap it with something metel