If you are sandblasting your home's brick to remove paint, use a garden hose over the output to eliminate dust by 95%.
Source: From experience.
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How do I clean red Georgia clay of brick?
By Bill from Atlanta, GA
What are you trying to clean off of it?
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Depending on what it is, washing a white substance off of brick may require a solvent of some sort. Cleaning a white substance off a brick patio can be a chore but with the right equipment and cleaners it can be done.
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Dried masonry grout can be tough to remove. A product such as muriatic acid is often used. This is a page about removing dried grout from bricks.
This is a page about cleaning paint from brick. Bricks have a rough, porous surface that can make paint removal difficult. When removing paint you want to avoid damaging the bricks or the mortar.