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Removing Paint from Brick
Years ago it was a great change from the natural brick to a painted brick and now the choice is to either remove the paint from the brick or repair the failing paint. I will walk you thru our process and tools we used to remedy this situation.
Common problems when trying to remove paint from brick:
- not being able to access the paint in the crevices, cracks and character of the brick
- unable to remove the paint from the mortar joints
- The mess of paste on liquid stripper that removes some but not all of the paint
- The possibility of LEAD PAINT
- Sand blasting is messy, damages the surfaces, and dust storm that occurs when working
The safer and non-intrusive paint removal system we use.
We utilize a vapor blasting system which uses water which is turned into vapor and blasted at a high psi mixed with an additiive of either crushed walnut shells or fine glass (which resembles beach sand).
When we combine the water, compressed air and add a medium, we are able to remove the paint from the brick and mortar with utilizing the water in vapor form to keep dust to a minimum and under control.
This is referred to as VAPOR BLASTING.
Common Questions regarding Vapor Blasting:
- Is it messy? We can control the area with plastic and drops as most of the water evaporates and leaves us beach sand type material to sweep or vacuum.
- Is it costly? Vapor Blasting is priced in either two ways, by the square foot or in some cases by the overall project.
- The square foot cost includes the set up, materials needed, vapor blasting, and clean up.
- Why Vapor blasting?
- unlike what many are accustomed to in the past with using a material referred to as “black beauty” sandblasting. Vapor blasting does not damage the surface from what you are blasting
- A customer told us fifteen years after sandblasting they still have material falling from the ceiling. Vapor blasting does not penetrate surfaces
- Much lower cost than replacing brick
- Much quicker than other processes.
- controlled dust due to the water vapor
- removing paint from brick using a vapor blasting is more thorough and with no damage.
For an assessment of your paint removal needs, please contact us at https://ramsdenpainting.com
Ron Ramsden owner