removing paint painted on brick surface


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Old 08-06-05, 03:35 PM
xagna
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removing paint painted on brick surface

My house is about 50 years old. Front side is brick. Previous owners painted white paint on this brick wall.
I have no problem removing newer layer of paint but underneath this newer layer is older layer which was applied very thin right on top of the brick surface.

I have been watering the bring wall and dried it so that thick layer of newer paint cracked and was able to scratch it off the wall . But this older thin layer is impossible to scratch on top of the brick.



Im thinking about using a power washer. Will power washer do the job on a thin layer of paint applied on the posporous brick?
 
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Old 08-07-05, 10:32 AM
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The remaining paint is probably a primer that soaked/bonded into the brick. A pressure washer might help - be careful not damage the mortar.
 
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Old 08-08-05, 02:58 PM
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What color is primer usually?
This layer that I am talking about is yellowish white. Should I just paint over this layer?
 
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Old 08-08-05, 06:38 PM
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Primers can be white or tinted. As long as the surface is clean and free of chaulk you should be good to go. If chaulk is a problem 'emulsa bond' is a good additive for latex paint.
 
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Old 08-10-05, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by marksr
Primers can be white or tinted. As long as the surface is clean and free of chaulk you should be good to go. If chaulk is a problem 'emulsa bond' is a good additive for latex paint.
Thanks for the advice. So you are saying that I don't have to get the bottom layer off the bricks to paint the wall again?

I don't understand how chaulk would be a problem in this case.
 
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Old 08-10-05, 06:22 PM
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Sometimes when paint deteriates it gets chaulky/dusty not a good surface for paint to adhere to. As long as the paint is bonded well to the surface [sounds like yours is] and the surface is clean it should paint well.
 
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Old 08-12-05, 09:02 PM
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Get a product call Back to Nature paint stripper, it is very safe to work with and will remove multi layers of paint. It is the best stuff I have used.
 
 

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