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porkyfarmer 02-09-2008 07:26 PM

Repointing Painted Brick
I have an old farm house (100 years or so) and the brick needs repointing but 25 years ago my Dad thought it would be a good idea to paint the brick instead. Now I oen the place and I want to repoint the brick but my neighbour says I cant cause its been painted. Is this right?

Chris Johnson 02-09-2008 07:56 PM

You are going to have to remove the paint in the areas where you plan to repoint, morter will not stick to paint...for very long

porkyfarmer 02-10-2008 11:18 AM

Repointing Painted Brick
So I guess I will have to get the house sand blasted to remove the paint, since the whole house needs to be repointed. I am guessing that sandblasting and repointing isnt goin to be cheap I might as well just get the house stuccoed or will stucco not stick to paint either?

Tscarborough 02-10-2008 04:00 PM

How can you tell it needs repointing if it is painted?

porkyfarmer 02-10-2008 04:27 PM

The bricks falling out and the motar missing between the bricks. It should have been repointed 40 years ago , long before it was painted.

Tscarborough 02-10-2008 06:19 PM

It certainly should not have been painted. If you sandblast the paint off, you should also use a sealer afeter repointing, since the sandblasting will most likely ruin the brick.

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