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Do you need to wait for the mortar to cure before repainting a brick surface after repointing and power-tool cleaning? If so, how long, and how do you judge when it is safe?

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From Jaime Molina of Primary Materials Inc. on December 22, 2016:
All cementious mortar will release free lime and o more

From Warren Brand of Chicago Corrosion Group on December 21, 2016:
It depends on the type of mortar and paint. There more

From Wayne Yancey of CallisonRTKL on December 20, 2016:
Wait 7 days. more

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