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Question DetailsAsked on 6/2/2011

Peeling paint

I have CreamCity brick on the lower part of my house, it’s painted, but is now peeling off. What is the best way to remove this paint? Do I need to seal the brick with something afterwards? It seems a bit flaky or dusty in areas.

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Cream City bricks are porous, so they’re tricky to clean or remove paint from. The most effective method is a chemical wash, which you might have to call around for. Some contractors won’t touch the stuff. To remove paint, it’s probably going to require a few chemical applications with power washing in between, so expect your contractor to be wearing a full protective suit. You’ll need a sealer afterwards or dust and pollutants will settle into the bricks, making them much darker.

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