Black paint removal from brick

Old 10-23-11, 06:34 PM
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Black paint removal from brick

Does anyone know a good solution for removing black spray paint from brick? Ended up with some home vandalism and through using a wire brush and some 'spray paint grafitti remover' from home depot, it's better but still no where near where I'd like it to be. Thanks for any advice.
Old 10-23-11, 08:30 PM
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I would try some coarse steel wool, dipped in lacquer thinner, and then lots of vigorous rubbing. Wear heavy rubber gloves, and don't breathe in too deeply, as the stuff can give you a real high. If that doesn't do it, a light brush-off sandblasting will work (possibly a mix of walnut shells and baking soda, if you're afraid of damaging the brick). But getting permanent color changes may happen, as the brick has faded over time, and matching the "faded look" may be impossible.
Old 10-24-11, 05:04 AM
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You might try doing a search for graffiti removal products. Products like 'goof off' and 'oops' work well on latex paint but I don't know that they'd be all that effective on spray paint.

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