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Newkirk Wallcovering and Painting

Chimney Repair Job - fast and easy

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Chimney repair project

This is a quick and inexpensive fix for a small brick or block chimney. Repairing the joints in between the bricks is another option, but this particular chimney was not in any danger of collapse so a nice coat of a weather tight sealer will do the trick just fine. Make sure you brush on the paint lapping up and filling in all the inside corners, joints and pits with the sealer making a solid seal.





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Chimney repair project

For the areas that are really pitted we sealed them first before filling them with a simple silicone caulking after the paint had dried.





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Chimney repair project

The product we used on this job is made by the Zinser company. It is a watertight sealer that is alkyd (oil) based and claims to have a life span of at least 5 years if applied properly. Note: When you are dealing with surfaces as rough as brick, get yourself an old brush to apply a product as thick as this. A new brush won't last long under these conditions.





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Chimney repair project

Here's Mike putting the finishing touches on our little quick fix chimney repair job. The paint went on nice and evenly and should stop any moisture from coming through for a few years. The only thing left to do here is apply a little silicone in the mortar joints and around the flashing and shingles and we are off to the next job.
















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