How to remove paint from brick

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  1. Dec 27, 2005 #1

    beezee3

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    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...

    thanks,
    James

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  2. Dec 31, 2005 #2

    kev crete

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    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.
     
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    The Gingerbread Man

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    I think Kev Crete means "Goof off" also use a stiff bristle brush and scrub it in and brush it out.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2006 #4

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    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
     
  5. Oct 1, 2006 #5

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    local hardwhare stores sells sandblasters.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2006 #6

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

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