05:41PM | 07/21/03
Member Since: 07/20/03
1 lifetime posts
I recently purchased my first home. Very little work needs to be done which is good. However, the living room is bright sheet white accented in Pepto-Bismol‚Ñ¢ pink and the carpet is a not-so-dark navy blue.

The white is not a problem, I can paint walls. I can even paint over the pink on the vents, doorbell box, window treatments, etc... However, the fireplace is a different story. The mantle, which comes down on both sides of the fireplace itself is wood and painted white, the brick of the firplace is that terrible shade of pink.

I'd like to strip the paint off of the brick if possible. It looks pretty thick. However, sandblasting's nearly out of the question as the mantle surrounding the fireplace is wood and painted, and the carpet is pretty new and I have no intention of replacing it (just need to find a paint color to complement it once the brick's fixed). Any thoughts?


08:19PM | 07/21/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Only way to effectively deal with paint on brick is to remove the paint with sandblasting....


03:51PM | 07/22/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Yeah i would just paint a decent color as removing the paint is not worth the effort.
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