Asked on Oct 02, 2016

Can I Sand Down This Brick Detail?

Jessica King
by Jessica King
Does anyone know if I can sand down the brick detail on the outside of a house? I want to paint over it so the whole house is smoothly rendered, but the brick sticks out 5mm
  6 answers
  • Jackie Byrd Jackie Byrd on Oct 03, 2016
    Are they full size bricks or just brick veneers? You can Google "brick veneer" to see what I'm talking about.
  • William William on Oct 03, 2016
    Brick cannot be sanded down. You can chip the bricks out with a chisel and hammer. Use eye and hand protection. Or you can use an angle grinder with a masonry blade and cut the brick out. Use eye and hand protection. Both methods will require patching to smooth out the finish. Final option is to paint the brick along with the house.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Oct 03, 2016
    On the white house surface, they look to be a brick veneer which could be chiselled off. but the bigger issue then is you will have to patch and match the exiting stucco finish This is not an easy DIY now. You said you want a smooth finish, you will not get that with the existing stucco anyway. I strongy advise you callin a couple estimates on what it will take o get our surface to the condition you would like. then start seeing what parts of that you can DIY. For now, hold your hammer!
  • Jessica King Jessica King on Oct 04, 2016
    Thanks everyone! That's what I needed to know, think I'll call in some experts :) thanks again!
  • Connie Connie on Oct 04, 2016
    I would paint them the color of the house. It would be a subtle detail that would add character.
  • Mark Aurel Mark Aurel on Oct 04, 2016
    Why do you want to do that? It looks great as it it is.