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getting ivy off brick

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by minnie on July 28, 2006 05:14 AM
Help! We just moved into a new house that has one front wall covered with ivy. It's a brick house and the ivy is eating the paint and mortar right off. I want to get it all off and clean and repair the brick so i can repaint it. It looks black and nasty underneath the ivy and the little "feet" from the ivy need severe scraping to get them off. Any suggestions on what tools or methods to use????? thanks......
by Longy on July 28, 2006 11:47 AM
Any suggestions on what tools or methods to use????? thanks......
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That sounds like a shocker of a job.
here's a website with a few suggestions. Looks like there's no easy way.

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by SpringFever on July 29, 2006 01:24 AM
My Husband said the easiest way is to cut the stock at the bottom...when it is brown and dry it will pill right off...

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by Tonya on July 29, 2006 02:27 AM
I agree with Rita...if you pull it off while it is still healthy, it will take mortar/paint with it...

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by tkhooper on July 29, 2006 11:47 AM
brush killer several applications and then take it down by the branch.

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