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keclark

10:38AM | 02/23/05
Member Since: 02/22/05
1 lifetime posts
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The back wall to our 3 flat is painted brown. We would like to have the paint removed and show the natural brick. How would we go about this?

carlbrown

01:16PM | 02/23/05
Member Since: 01/05/05
83 lifetime posts
Lightly sand blast it

blakehull

12:23PM | 10/10/07
Member Since: 10/09/07
1 lifetime posts
The prior owner of my home painted the brick fireplace. I'd like to try and remove the paint with a sandblaster and I've read the BIA does not recommend it. Can you explain why and what other methods I should use? My house was built in 1970 and the brick is a multi-colored Chicago brick.

Thanks for the guidance,

Blake Hull

southernelitecrete

03:17PM | 11/29/07
Member Since: 11/13/07
20 lifetime posts
media, NOT SAND ! ! !

there are paint strippers (beanee-doo) avail,,, do NOT wash w/muriatic as you'll destroy the mortar,,, & don't ask me how i know this - i just know ( the ex- )

southernelitecrete

03:19PM | 11/29/07
Member Since: 11/13/07
20 lifetime posts
there are some good ones avail,,, environmentally-safe, too,,, however, you won't be able to strip ALL of it ( in the pores of the mortar ) so be prepared to wait a generation.

southernelitecrete

03:22PM | 11/29/07
Member Since: 11/13/07
20 lifetime posts
1st, understand the term's definition - its abrasive out of a nozzle driven by & mix'd with compress'd air.

the damage, UNLESS you're REAL GOOD, is caus'd by choosing the wrong abrasive, air pressure, &/or incorrect volume of air.

any error & you risk 'breaking' the surface of the brick leading to unsightly appearance & increas'd deterioration of the brick.

all that said - its not my brick & it IS your house.
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