Removing paint from brickwork

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  1. platforminc

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    Hi All.

    I would like to know the most effective and cost effective solution for removing paint from extenal brickwork.

    From my google research, Peel Away 7 seems to be the solution. I just wonder if anyone had other more cost effective and stress free solutions.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. chappers

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    take it you mean the whole wall has been painted rather than splashes of paint. peel away is worth a go but depending on what's on there has varied efficacy. try a small area first. Peeling may also damage the bricks faces, damaged bricks might have been the reasoning behind painting it in the first place
     
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    You make very valid points.
    The bricks were painted from about say 1m from DPC level and then after 1m you have render. The paint flake's off currently. I do intend to paint it again but don't want to apply paint to an existing flaky paintwork. This is the reason why I want to remove it and then repaint.
     
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    fair enough that would probably work or maybe jet wash it off if it's flaky
     
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