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Old 08-11-2014, 12:55 PM   #1
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How can you get old dry paint on bricks ?

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That's probably about the only thing that has a chance of getting it off. Trying to get it off any other way is usually an exercise in futility.
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I have had paint matched (as closely as possible) to the brick and touched up over the paint so it wouldn't stand out so bad when repainting trim on brick houses.
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I totally agree with Red Dog. Match the color, get a small brush, and keep the touch-up as small as possible.
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I guess I'm confused are we putting paint on, or are we taking paint off?
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I guess I'm confused are we putting paint on, or are we taking paint off?
Pretty sure he meant taking it off.
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Putting old, dry paint onto bricks and getting it to stick is a whole 'nother kettle of fish.
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I think youre right, GYM- dang, I tried every toxic solvent/brush on my paint drips on bricks- nothing worked.
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A wire wheel on an angle grinder works well.

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