Paint Brick to cover adhesive that will NOT come off

Old 01-19-08, 09:37 AM
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Paint Brick to cover adhesive that will NOT come off

This house is my first home. The inside and size is perfect for me, however I am not in love with the outside. The front is brick and the sides is shingled. You can't see the sides from the curb. The front is boring and I am tempted to paint the shingles and brick the same color...However, I would like to look at all my options before I paint the brick.

There must have been some sort of awning attached to the top of the door and windows. I have pressure washed it and scraped it with wire brushes with adhesive remover with no success.

Anyone have any suggestions?
Old 01-19-08, 10:43 AM
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Old hardened caulking usually has to be "chipped" off of brick. I have used a glazier's putty knife (as a chisel) and hammer with varying degrees of success.
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always have a painter's 5-in-1,,,

either in your pocket or the garage,,, just a handy tool.

you didn't mention what you're trying to remove but i'd bet its old caulk & you've gotten good advice for that already.

when you paint brick, its a permanent,,, & always a pita to remove even if possible.

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