Removing Paint From Sandstone Fireplace


  #1  
Old 04-30-07, 06:44 AM
J
jmf
jmf is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Removing Paint From Sandstone Fireplace

I have an 8'X12' sandstone fireplace surround that some knucklehead painted some years ago and has since been painted again at least twice. The sandstone "bricks" vary in size from 4"X30" to 1/2"X12". The mortar joints are inset approx. 1/2 ". I would like to get this paint off in an efficient manner. Do I have to use strippers? Can it be media blasted (baking soda, walnut shells, etc.)? If it must be stripped, what's the best way to get mortar joints stripped? Any suggestions/things to watch out for would be appreciated.

jmf
 
  #2  
Old 04-30-07, 07:01 AM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 49,392
Received 720 Likes on 631 Posts
I've never heard of anyone removing paint from sandstone. Blasting might be the most efficent way but containing the mess would be a major job. I don't know how well strippers will work because of the porous nature of the stone and the mortar.
 
  #3  
Old 04-30-07, 02:45 PM
S
Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 4,320
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
I know of no strippers that will work

Usually reclaiming old brick inside is best done by water/media combo blasting
Not a DIY type job...nor something I do either
I could recommend it for brick, but I'm unsure about your specific fireplace

I'd look for a pro (blaster) and ask their opinion on the sandstone
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: