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Removing black adhesive and paint from brickwork

Discussion in 'Building' started by bricksmasher, 16 Jun 2019.

  1. bricksmasher

    bricksmasher

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    Hi

    I've just had an old porch removed from my house, it looks better but theres a black line where the top of the porch used to be, presuming it's an black adhesive for the old felt or something I'm guessing.

    Also they painted the brickwork which was inside the porch, but obviously now exposed that they had painted, I'd rather remove the paint now if I can as it looks abit odd.

    Any easy ways to do the above?

    Thanks
    Mark
     

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  2. mikeey84

    mikeey84

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    I'd try a heat gun for both.

    Unlikely to remove all of the tar, but should get most of it off, then followed with some elbow grease and a solvent based stripper.

    I've had mixed success with a heat gun on masonry paint, but I've had success on plaster walls with biostrip paint remover, so this maybe worth a go
     
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