Its a bummer that we cannot easily point you in the direction of countless old posts that discuss painted brick and removing paint from brick.
Let me summarize. D O N ' T ! ! !
Once you paint brick, you severly lower the resale value. Take a maintenance free item and make it a maintenance item.
Its impossible to remove all the paint once painted.
If you paint without great preparation, it will start to come off and you will have an enormous M E S S ! ! !
Why not try cleaning the brick with TSP. Once its clean, it will add beauty to the room.
Just wait till the others scorn you for wanting to paint brick.
Don't Don't Don't
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