Cleaning paint from bricks
- First of all, you need to try and scrape the paint off with a paint scraper. Scrape in one direction and try not to gouge the brick.
- Now, scrub the bricks with a wire brush to remove the paint from inside the grooves
- Use a commercial paint remover or oven cleaner to any areas you can’t get the paint off
- Let it sit according to the package directions (or for 1 hour). Scrape an area to see if the paint has softened. If not, wait 30 minutes to 1 hour more and then try again.
- You should now be able to scrape the paint off the bricks once it has softened. Use the wire brush to remove the paint from the grooves.
- Rinse the brick completely with clean water once all the paint has been removed.
Removing old or faded paint from bricks
- First, remove any peeling paint with a scraper or putty knife
- Now clean the brick surface with a wire brush, making sure you remove any dust, dirt and remaining paint
- Scrape out any cracks in the brick thoroughly using a wire brush or putty knife, and seal them with silicon or acrylic caulk.
- Wash any mildew from the bricks using a 3 to 1 water and bleach mixture.
- Lastly, rinse the bricks with water to remove the bleach residue.