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Removing Paint From Brick
How can you get paint off of brick?
RE: Removing Paint From 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)