Can anyone tell me how to and what to use to remove some red/pinkly colour paint which has been painted on bricks of the front of a house I am buying. Looks a mess and I am unsure what to use incase I get something that may damage the bricks.
I have never used it but a few years ago I was told about an Aussie product known as 'Peelaway'. This is apparently a paper sheet or similar containing a chemical which is pressed against the wall. After being left for a certain period, it is removed, taking the paint with it or leaving it suitable for easy mechanical removal e.g. shavehook or similar.
I recently spoke to Brewers Decorators Merchants who do stock this or a similar product.
Hi Alison, we have the same problem removing the paint where our old conseratory used to be. First thing don't bother using brick acid- it won't work on paint. We have tried Nitromorse, but this can be quite messy,a heat-gun has also been tried, it works but is quite long winded. Also we have used a pressure washer, this works can be quite long winded also, and can flood (the surrounding area) in quite a short -time. So i would say it's left with you as to which is best for you, Hope this is of some help -Dave.
I was told about this sand blasting - isn't something that i wish to tackle personally, but i do want this horrid nasty old chipped faded red paint a gonner - so looks like i shall have to get someone to give it a go.
I have no idea why anyone paints bricks, especially so many, as in this case this red paint is a third of the way up the house from front to back. Horrible.