Larry asked: How do remove honey stains from brick? We have a one-year-old stain on the exterior brick that was caused by a honey bee infestation in the heat of last August. The bees and honey were removed, and I replaced the faceboards. The brick was stained by the melting honey. Someone suggested WD-40 and water or JaMax and water. Thank you.
Brick is porous and highly susceptible to deep set stains, which can make it difficult to clean. Additionally, many brick cleaners are formulated for grease and oil stains without attention to the particulars of food-type stains such as honey. The following method addresses both concerns, as it’s highly effective on both sealed and unsealed surfaces and proven to work on all types of stains, including food.
You Will Need:
- Aldon Insta-Clean
- Steel bristled brush
- Water for rinsing
- Protective eyewear
- Rubber gloves
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- Spray the stained brick surface with a heavy coat of Aldon Insta-Clean.
- Allow the cleaner a few minutes to work and be absorbed into the stain.
- Next, begin working at the stain with the steel bristled brush. In some cases and depending on the porosity or surface condition of your brick, scrubbing may not be necessary.
- Repeat as necessary until the stain is removed.
- Rinse thoroughly with clean water when the stain is gone.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Use eye protection and wear rubber gloves to protect your skin, especially when working overhead. The splatters while scrubbing can cause damage and irritation.
- Spot test the product before use to ensure that the desired results are achieved. If there are any adverse effects to the surface of the brick, do not use.