The front of my rancher is brick faced and has alot of old paint splattered on it. It looks terrible. The brick is decorative(pitted) so I do not want to use a wire brush for obvious reasons. Which would be the best option:
2. spray paint remover and follow with a powerwash
If there are other ideas I would greatly appreciate to hear them.
Try some semi-paste paint remover? I have used this or even Goof-Off paint remover for small areas of splatter. Allow it to work as long as possible, without drying. Use a stiff, cheap tooth brush or synthetic nylon scrub brush to clean away the loosened paint. I have had good luck doing this.
Another option is to mix up some small amounts of exterior acrylic paint. (I get a quart of usomething close to the brick color and ask for some universal tints from the paint store) SW has been good about giving me some similar in the paint color mixture. Then I can mix small dab amounts close to the brick shades. Apply with a small artist brush, just over the splatters and they can pretty much disappear.
That's a pretty good idea. But I'm talking about a 40 X 10 brick area. Everywhere there is wood border or shutters, theres paint on the brick. Whoever had the house before must have painted the trim with a wig. I like the paint idea for small area though. Thanks a lot
Peel-A-Way makes a paint on, cure/dry, peel off paint remover that works pretty well on rough brick and masonry surfaces. I think it is the Peel away #7?
You could try a power washer, just to see if it would take some of it off. But not too much pressure or the brick and mortar may be damaged.
I hated having the paint splatters on our brick house too, as everyone probably thought I was the sloppy painter who did it. ERRGG!
Out of your two methods i will suggest you the first one...sand blasting... After the home renovation it will be more convenient and safe way for removing the paint spots.Because we can't 100% rely on spray paint remover as it contains a large no of poisonous gases and chemicals.So it might be risky for us.This message has been edited. Last edited by: henrymila,
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