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kathytingler

04:19PM | 05/04/03
Member Since: 05/03/03
2 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
Does anyone know how to get a small amount of latex house paint off of brick? I've tried goof off, paint stripper and various other paint removal products, but can't find anything that specifies brick. Can anyone help?

Bob Jr

03:37PM | 05/06/03
Member Since: 01/19/03
44 lifetime posts
Use a power washer. You can rent one. Do not sandblast it, this I learned by watching Bob's show last weekend, he was in Providence or someplace looking at all these cool old houses.

Piffin

05:32PM | 05/09/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Bad idea.
Powerwasher drives water into the building to cause problems with mold.

Small spots - use sandpaper, scraper, or chemical

hoganem

10:25AM | 05/15/03
Member Since: 02/13/03
90 lifetime posts
Better have a talk with Bob Sr., his contractor was using a pressure washer!!!!

tjung

05:14AM | 05/27/03
Member Since: 04/08/03
11 lifetime posts
I had the same problem - used plain old fingernail polish remover (the kind with acetone) applied with a rag. It works great. This is for paint spills, not in instances where the entire house has been painted.

5slb6

02:38PM | 05/27/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
You can also rub another brick across the one with paint on it and often times it will take it off.

Use a power washer as last resort as you can take the face of the brick off and damage it.

joed

06:06AM | 05/28/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Use a power washer. It won't drive any moisture into a brick building.
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