You’re thinking of stripping paint off of brick? Well don’t. Still got your heart set on this particular project? Then, read on intrepid DIYer… Read on:
I decided our brick fireplace would look a lot better restored to the original plain brick finish. Once I decided this I couldn’t be swayed by the thousands of DIYers saying only do this project if you are insane or can hire a professional. I wasn’t even swayed when I realized there was 6, count them, not 1, not 2 but six layers of paint to remove. Why? I guess I fall under the insane, since we can’t hire a professional.
I’m still in the process of finishing, so currently I am only going to post this before picture.
Yes, that is a real cat, not a Halloween prop. Also, that IS a box of baking soda. I used it to remove soot on the inside of the fireplace to see the original color of the brick. There was no way I was going to strip a ton of paint only to find out I had ugly tan bricks.
To see the first part of my tutorial which will cover products you can use to remove paint from brick. You can see PART I here.