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beezee3 12-27-2005 05:04 AM

How to remove paint from brick
Hi All.

I have just bought a new house off-plan, and it seems like the builders were a bit careless with the paint. They've spilt some paint onto the bricks on the driveway, and no matter what I do, I can't get rid of it. Will I have to change the bricks? Here's what I've tried so far:

- Paint remover - Just took the top off the paint. Still quite a bit in the grooves and IN the brick
- Pool Acid - Was told this would bring the paint out. Didn't really work. Still quite a bitof paint IN the brick

Any tips would be helpful. Then I can put it on my blog with tips that I've compiled on making a great home...


Tips to make a great Home

kev crete 12-30-2005 09:57 PM

paint remover
you might try a product called goooff? not sure on the spelling but found it at canadian tire or perhaps local hardware store. Small yellow tin with red lettering. It is a xylene based mix product which seemed to work well for me.

The Gingerbread Man 01-02-2006 08:07 AM

I think Kev Crete means "Goof off" also use a stiff bristle brush and scrub it in and brush it out.

pqglen 01-02-2006 10:35 PM

Try naval Jelly or a similar thick acid jelly type product. let it setup real, real good. You should see blistering then powerwash it off. If that doesnt work try a wire wheel on a high speed grinder >after you have rinsed the acid of course

MarcusCarcus71 09-30-2006 08:29 PM

local hardwhare stores sells sandblasters.

CraigFL 10-01-2006 07:07 AM

Since it's outdoors, you can also use a high pressure washer-- at least 2500psi type.

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