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g8master 12-20-2009 01:06 PM

What is this covering my brick fireplace?
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Is it paint, epoxy? I know there's brick underneath and I want it back! Any ideas how I can strip whatever this is and get to the beautiful brick?


Sprayboy 12-20-2009 02:06 PM

Methyl chloride will take about anything off. Get the 15 minute stripper stuff and wear rubber gloves. You can scrape it off with plastic scrapers and wipe it off with rags. Be careful with it as it will burn your skin.

chrisn 12-20-2009 05:45 PM

Any kind of paint remover will not get ALL the paint out of brick. The only way would be to sand blast( with all different kinds of substances), not such a good idea on the interior. One good reason never to paint brick.

Sprayboy 12-20-2009 07:23 PM

You'll have to use a drill and a wire wheel to get the rest of it. It really does look like more mess than it's worth. :(

slickshift 12-23-2009 07:26 PM

The only for sure way I know to clean up brick (and not affect the brick) is a water/media blasting (both water and media at the same time)
It requires specialty equipment, some experience, lots of plastic sheets to isolate the area, and is not a DIY project

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