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removing old paint from brick

Posted by Bruce M on May 6th, 1998 07:21 PM
In reply to Removing Paint from external brick by Diane Brodsky on May 3rd, 1998 03:05 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Diane:
Removing paint from brick is always a challange. And no matter how hard you try, there will always be a residual of "paint points" in the brick.

The method I have used and like the best is to use a 7" hand power grinder, using a 40 grit carborundum disk. This really rips the old paint off but doesn't seem to damage the surface of the brick. Hearing, eye and ear protection are a must......and having arms like Arnold Schwarzennegger is a big plus, as the arms do get a bit tired after a while. But its fast!! An acid wash following the grind off process will help get most of the paint off.

Hope this helps

Bruce M

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