Hal­loween is over, but some trick­sters have left the brick façade of our bungalow pelted with eggs. How does one get dried yolk off ma­sonry? —Cathy Mur­phy, Chicago, Illi­nois

Old House Journal - - Restore -

If the egg glop is fresh, a good scrub­bing with a stiff fiber brush and mild house­hold soap or de­ter­gent will do the job. But you’re prob­a­bly fac­ing a dried mess and a tena­cious stain. First, re-soften the eggs by ap­ply­ing a plas­ter of wet pa­per. (Watch out for ink, which might run.) Then scrape away as much ma­te­rial as pos­si­ble, and fol­low up with the same scrub­bing de­scribed above. If the stain per­sists, try scrub­bing with vine­gar fol­lowed by a multi-sur­face kitchen cleanser. —the ed­i­tors

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