Filling old screw holes in a brick wall?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by SteveMJ, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. SteveMJ

    SteveMJ Active Member

    Hi folks,

    (happy new year to you all - getting well into now January though)

    I've added some up/down lights to our garage front and these now highlight some holes in the brickwork and morter from old light fixings.

    What is good to minimise their appearance?

    Also, low down and below the DPC the morter has crumbled and also the surface of the bricks too. I guess this is due to freezing and thawing over the past winters. What can be done to make this look good?

    Many thanks,

  2. teabreak

    teabreak Screwfix Select

    You can try drilling lots of holes in an old brick to get dust to mix with cement to fill the holes.
  3. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    one strike
  4. SteveMJ

    SteveMJ Active Member

  5. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member


  6. SteveMJ

    SteveMJ Active Member

    Thanks for that clarification, Kiab.

    I presume that dries white, so that will look like white dots on my brickwork.

    Am I missing something here?

  7. Phil the Paver

    Phil the Paver Screwfix Select

    You could do as Teabreak suggests but fill holes with mastic putting the brick dust on to colour it, easier to fill holes with mastic then cement or filler.
  8. SteveMJ

    SteveMJ Active Member

    Mastic sounds like a good approach, I can buy mastic that is a good approximation to the colour then dust with brick dust (i could have some that I swept up yesterday; doh!).

    Thanks, Steve
  9. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    This is another thread that is similar.

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