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ImFlippinCrazy 04-30-2007 06:11 PM

Removeing Paint
 
Hey folks, how would you go about removing paint and caulk from brick.. I am repainting exterior window woodwork, so I need to strip or sand the rough stuff off.. The people that did it last time caulked around the wood and got alot, ( thick, smuggy bead ) on the surrounding brick.. It's the coarse type.. They also painted like crap, so there is paint on it too.. I was thinking of maybe getting some sort of striping wheel, but not sure what to get.. I am going to be doing this tomorrow morning.. Maybe heat, and a very ruff brush.. I will be pressure washing this house also.. Friend trying to sell it, so I'm sprucin it up..

Thanks folks,

ImFlippinCrazy 05-01-2007 06:30 AM

No_one? Wow

Cole 05-01-2007 01:00 PM

Sorry, I would like to help but I am not a painter.

I would get a stripping wheel and go at it.

slickshift 05-01-2007 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImFlippinCrazy (Post 42945)
No_one? Wow

Nope...not really
I know of know way to remove that stuff from brick aside from brick remover

Well, that's not true, the only way I'd recommend is with a water/media blaster, and it's not a DIY project, nor is it cheap

I suspect it wouldn't be an option for someone wanting to "spruce up for sale", but it's the only way I know to reclaim the bricks

slickshift 05-01-2007 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImFlippinCrazy (Post 42899)
I was thinking of maybe getting some sort of striping wheel, but not sure what to get.. I am going to be doing this tomorrow morning.. Maybe heat, and a very ruff brush.. I will be pressure washing this house also..

Maybe a brush and pressure washing...if it's not too bad

I wouldn't use a wheel though

J187 05-01-2007 04:30 PM

I would say try a wire brush, but its probably going to be pretty labor intensive and pretty tedious.

ImFlippinCrazy 05-01-2007 06:28 PM

OK guys, thanks for the info..

Due too rain, I have another day,lol..

joewho 05-02-2007 12:33 PM

Depends how much and how old the paint is.

Best to scrape it off if it's old and brittle. Softening the material makes it very difficult to remove cleanly.

Try scraping it off and use a solvent for the rest.

ImFlippinCrazy 05-03-2007 06:03 AM

Ok, I got some Stripeez, works on wood, concrete, glass, just about anything. Got it from Lowes... I'm going to give this a try.. It's not alot of area, just about 1" from the wood surrounding the windows, but all the way around, 20 windows.. Who ever did this project, prior to me, needs slapped:furious:

The thing is, I need to do this very nice, just because it is opening new leads to more side work.. I could probably get away with just painting them, but why.. I dont work like that.. $15 bucks a window:thumbsup:

I got the Skillz Octo, it's a new hand sander that looks like it could rock:thumbup: , so sanding the area is about 10 minutes work..

Well, let you know how it goes, leaving shortly.

Thnaks for all the great tips folks.


Good Day,

J187 05-03-2007 01:22 PM

Let us know

ImFlippinCrazy 05-04-2007 07:35 AM

Hey guys, I have pics of this,

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e5...ious/001-1.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e5...ious/002-1.jpg

Well, heres the deal, I have scraped the paint off, primed and now I will try the stripeez today..

I will be using a straight edge, like a trowel or something, and applying the stripeez with a brush, let it set for 30 minutes, then pressure cleaning it off.. I think it will work pretty good, we'll see:whistling2:

slickshift 05-04-2007 07:45 AM

Oooh yeah...that's ugly

Good Luck!

send_it_all 05-04-2007 12:03 PM

Who painted that?....Stevie Wonder?

ImFlippinCrazy 05-05-2007 08:46 AM

LOL, terrible, I know,,, So far, So bad.. The stripper was a mess, but it does work great for wood, like furniture or something.. After getting a headache doing this, and going home to rethink things out, my new addition to my tools was sitting in my door,

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e5...ious/multi.jpg

Hopefully, this will help out alot, gearing up to go out now..

Well, let you know,

:whistling2:

slickshift 05-05-2007 11:20 AM

Mmmm...tools....

http://www.caledoniacalling.com/uplo...ool-740916.gif


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