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Old 04-30-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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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..

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

I would get a stripping wheel and go at it.
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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
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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
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:30 PM   #6
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I would say try a wire brush, but its probably going to be pretty labor intensive and pretty tedious.
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OK guys, thanks for the info..

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

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

I got the Skillz Octo, it's a new hand sander that looks like it could rock , 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.


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Hey guys, I have pics of this,




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
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Oooh yeah...that's ugly

Good Luck!
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Who painted that?....Stevie Wonder?
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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,



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

Well, let you know,

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Mmmm...tools....


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