How can I remove paint outside from brick?

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The paint is over 30 years old and it is in various spots around my house on the brick. I need a clean and quick way to remove the paint.

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  • Em Em on Sep 28, 2018

    Wire brush, Motsenberger Lift Off , Goof Off graffiti remover, Peel Away. If all else fails I purchased a sample sized jar of brick red paint in a matte finish. I touched up over the white paint of the past owner drips of white paint with a small brush. Home Depot and Lowes will color match any paint you want.

  • Dfm Dfm on Sep 28, 2018

    try a power washer. knock off the loose paint. let dry. repeat. scraping the paint off of brick is not so fun.

  • Oliva Oliva on Sep 28, 2018

    Hi, Amy,

    Citri Strip liquid works wonders on old paint atop brick! It's available at hardware stores and on the web.

  • Jeffrey Bell Jeffrey Bell on Sep 29, 2018

    Rent a sandblaster,follow instructions, can remove paint, other imperfections, but be careful, you may get hooked on doing the rest... good luck... using solvents May permanently stain your brick or masonry..

  • Kris Kris on Sep 29, 2018

    I agree a power washer should do a good job.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Sep 29, 2018

    I agree that a sandblaster is the way to go. That's what popped into my mind also.