Stripping paint on bricks


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Old 06-24-05, 07:17 AM
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Stripping paint on bricks

Can some one tell me if there is a really good way to strip latex paint spots (sloppy painting) off of very light grey bricks? If possible, I would like to find some thing that will remove the paint without leaving a stain or disrupt the aged surface of the brick.

Your help will be much appreciated.

Best regards, Dick
 
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Old 06-24-05, 02:37 PM
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First try water and a wire brush.
Second, try Goof Off and wire brush.
Last, try lacquer thinner and wire brush.

If none of these get it off, then its there for good.
 
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Old 06-25-05, 06:46 AM
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Thanks for the reply prowallguy.
 
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Old 07-03-05, 01:14 PM
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just finished painting my home, im a a very sloopy painter...i started neat, but after a month of work i was getting fed up all of the above what pro said i used to clean up but my saving grace on the sidewalk and brick was just using the power washer and it came right up... good luck.
 
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Thanks for replying EBMPilot. Power washer probably worked in your case since paint was still relatively fresh. Mine is 10 - 40 years old. Power washer didn't even make a dent in it - much less remove it.
 
 

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