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Does anyone know what this is and how easy it is to take off?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by DC1977, 14 Aug 2020.

  1. DC1977

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    On the front of our house on the ground floor this stuff has been put on over soft red bricks. Would like to take it off without damaging the brickwork obviously
    Any ideas or experience with this? Is it tyrolean?
     
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    I think its a sprayed plastic coating. Pretty sure to have been put on to conceal defective or unsightly brickwork. Try peeling a bit off and seeing if it melts in a flame.

    What do you hope to gain by removing it?
     
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    So its covering up some nice soft red bricks (rubbers?) on the ground floor on the front of our house. No other house has it on the ground floor. Would be nice to take it off if poss. Someone suggested sandblasting but I assume the bricks would be too damaged after this
     
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    very rare for anyone to go to the trouble of concealing good brickwork.
     
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    I know what you're saying.......however the fellow who had the house before it was very elderly I wonder if he was advised to do this unnecessarily.... I would still like to have a go at it, but if anyone has any experience with stuff would be v helpful
     
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    :LOL:. not the brightest question anyone ever asked on here? he’s hoping to get it off to see if he can make it look any uglier. crikey moses.
     
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    Then I'm sure that can be done.

    But you might be wrong.
     
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    looks like textured paint to me with a bit of extra texture thrown in.
     
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    Chances of getting it off without damaging bricks? Soft reds
     
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    i’d leave well alone unless you’re intending rendering or insulating.
     
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    Looking at the rough sand and cement bumps suggests that it might previously have had render removed?
    And then two layers of Textured Sandtex type paint was used - the second coat maybe mixed with a little sand?
     
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    theres a parrot in here
     
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    Are you joking!!! Some people just have incredibly bad taste.
    Where I used to live there was a nearby Terrace of about 15 properties, unusually for the area, coursed stone with very impressive stone heads, cills and mullion. None of them had signs of any movement, weathering, spalling etc. Two side by side properties had been painted two different shades of stone coloured paint!!!
     
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