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Handyman on call

Getting the right match for masonry patches

Q. Several years ago you wrote about trying to match replacement masonry in a brick patio. I think that you advised using an oil stain that matches the old masonry. I looked for that type of oil stain but couldn’t find it. Our patio looks fine except for the places where the masonry has been replaced. It is a different color than the masonry we have had for many years. What can I do to remedy this?

BARBARA AARON

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