Bricks have a rough, porous surface that can make paint removal difficult. When removing paint you want to avoid damaging the bricks or the mortar. This is a guide about cleaning paint from brick.
By Jay 2
Does anyone have a remedy to remove old paint spots from the outside brick on the house without ruining the brick finish? Thanks.
By Jay from Buffalo, NY
How can you get paint off of brick?
My mother-in-law's BF just did this to his home. I'm not sure if that is what you are referring to or not. Scrap as much as you can loose and then use a power washer and blast it good. It just falls away. (09/01/2006)
I tried the pressure washer on some brick posts and it didn't work. I used a gel paint remover/stripper, it gums it up a bit and it's a lot of scraping, but it came off. (09/04/2006)