My house was built in 1910 and has several flavors of brick on it. How can I make them the same?
I have several varieties of brick finish in my foundation and porch columns. Some are smooth, some have a wire-brush finish, and some are a rough finish - I put up an album here
. We will be redoing the porch columns, and in several areas the brickwork is in need of repointing.
Ultimately, I'd like everything to be smooth brick, but I'm coming up dry on effective ways to go about it, short of ripping out and redoing the entire foundation, which I would like to avoid.
I live in eastern North Carolina, where it is humid, hot and damp for much of the year. My crawlspace has been encapsulated and has a dehumidifier.
For bonus points, we would also like to tint or color the end result to a neutral gray of some as-yet-unknown shade.
Have you done this? Is there a product I can smooth onto each brick to create a smooth finish? Or...?