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Paint on Brickwork - best product to remove?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by vaderag, 27 Sep 2021.

  1. vaderag

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    We've just had our soffits etc painted and there are a few light smears on the brickwork which I'd like to get off while the scaffold is still up

    It's not caked on, more like where painted hands have leant or a brush has been brushed against it, so not sure that a typical paint remover would do the job, so wondering what people would advise I use

    The brick is old victorian so don't want to rough it up with a wire brush or something, so thinking something I can use a standard scrubbing brush with...

    Thoughts?
     
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  3. Tigercubrider

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    paint remover and a small scrubbing brush? or paper towel?
    I'd test the stripper on some out of sight brickwork first but to be honest, can you even see it from the ground?
     
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  4. RandomGrinch

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    Without going for the harsh chemical brick cleaners (hydrochloric acid), I have found turps does a decent job.
    Mix in with a little washing up liquid, so it doesn't evaporate off immediately and leave to soak for a little while.
    Then come back with a bit more turps and a scrubbing brush.
    Then rinse off with a hose.
    Good luck!
     
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