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Old 07-16-2017, 05:30 PM   #21
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Default Re: HELP...spray paint on brick removal.

Originally Posted by rockettgpw View Post
Try 'peelaway', Its a paste and paper system. Slap on the paste and cover with their special paper and it lifts the paint off. Make sure the paste is into all crevices, keep it damp by spraying the paper with a spray bottle of water. Final clean up with hose and scrubbing brush after scraping off the bulk of the paste and lifted paint. I've used nearly 60 kg in the restoration of my place. It still involves effort but its the best I've found.

I second this (though I've never tried it on brick, so a small test area would be wise before going to town on it), but use "Peelaway 7" as that won't chemically change the brick color, where "Peelaway 1" may cause undesirable chemical reaction color change. Naturally "Peelaway 7" is more expensive, but it's less toxic than "Peelaway 1". (avoid skin contact - wear rubber gloves)

Goop it on - cover with special waxy tissue paper that is included in the can - leave on for 16 to 24 hrs - wash/scrape/brush off - last step = spray with vinegar to neutralize cleaned surface.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:17 PM   #22
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Default Re: HELP...spray paint on brick removal.

I know almost all hardware stores around here sell quarts and spray cans of graffiti remover for most surfaces, usually lists its primary use as on concrete and brick surfaces such as bridge abutments and buildings. Pretty easy to find
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:12 PM   #23
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Default Re: HELP...spray paint on brick removal.

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One of my neighbours bought an older home which has pressed brick walls. The previous owners must have been hippys cuz they took to one of the garage side walls( exterior) to try and make a mural but ended up with a puke yellow wall sprayed with rattle can paint...what a mess.
so the neighbour wants it gone.....
he has no idea..i.m thinking bead or soda blasting. He said he had a quote for 3k$....its only about 15 ft x 8 ft high....the pro said he wouldnt do it cuz it was too small a job...lol.

so whats out there in DIY land guys????

Lots of good ideas, but before offering any of my own I'd really like a definition of the term I noted above. Could be any number of actual materials.
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:47 AM   #24
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Default Re: HELP...spray paint on brick removal.

By pressed brick ....im referring to the manufacture of bricks using an extrusion die and wire cut to thickness.the brick tends to have a porous surface compared to molded bricks but still very hard .
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