Outside the front door to my house is this small patio area that has a small brick wall and gate to enclose the patio area. (house is U shaped with door set back so the brick wall basically goes across the U to close it in). Well...I'm assuming it's brick anyway just based on what I can see...which is basically just rectangles. At some point, someone painted over the bricks to match the color of the house. Is there anyway to remove the paint from the bricks so I can bring back the original surface and maybe stain it? The wife and I were also thinking about removing the wall entirely and building a new one...but it looks like the brick actually goes into the house, which is not something we probably want to mess with.