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PC COM Paint Removal Services

The BrightonPaint Removal company you can rely on!

How do we remove paint from brick? 

Before paint removal takes place, we will undertake a full inspection of the area to determine the best approach. 

First, we take a sample of the paint and the condition of the brickwork for assessment. 

Next, we do a test to assess how many layer of paint on the surface and method for removing the paint.

There are few method to remove the paint such as soda blasting for water-based paint. 

We prefer Doff steam method which bring a good result. 

From here, the paint stripping process can get underway, whereby the paint remover will slowly loosen the paint allowing it to be steam clean away with a slow pressure and high heat. 

Depending on how many layers of paint, several rounds of steam cleaning may be needed. 

There are a number of reasons you may want to strip paint from a brick house, such as:

  • Breathability – By removing the paint, you allow the brickwork to breathe naturally. This will help increase the lifespan of the bricks and keep them looking their best for longer.
  • Property value – Restoring brick to its original appearance can heighten the appearance of your home’s exterior and boost the value if you are looking to sell.
  • Saving costs – Improving the condition of your bricks will spare you the maintenance costs of restoring them in the future.

Some people attend to go on D.I.Y route:

 If you have the tools and skill-set necessary to take on this task, you may feel confident opting for DIY to save costs. Even still, we recommend getting help as working at such heights can be dangerous. Not sure where to start? It’s best to save yourself on the potential safety risks and hire a professional. The cost to remove paint from brick is fairly reasonable and is worth it to get your property looking perfect. Find a paint removal specialist near you.

Please — and we can’t say this enough times — don’t paint your brick ❗️❗️ 

We know it’s trendy and looks cool. We know certain house-flippers on DIY TV do it all the time. But take it from the experts at our 20 -years of cleaning business: it’s not a good idea ❗️ 

Bricks and mortar are naturally porous materials, absorbing humidity and moisture from rainfall and other sources. 

Normally, this moisture evaporates right back out of the wall in drier or sunnier weather, and life goes on.

Things change once you’ve applied a layer of latex or acrylic house paint, however. No matter how perfectly your building was constructed, a little bit of moisture will inevitably be absorbed by your brick. And then you’ve got a much bigger problem… water trapped inside your wall, with cold weather on the way❗️

Even one winter’s worth of freeze-thaw cycles can cause irreversible damage to your brick as the expanding ice microscopically breaks down your masonry. 

Your paint will begin to flake, soon requiring frequent touch-ups. In our UK climate, it takes only about 2-5 years before the bricks themselves begin to fall apart, requiring professionals to come remove and replace all the crumbling, “spalling” bricks.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, paint is also hard to remove. 

Acids and harsh solvents or steam cleaning are often required for the grueling, time-consuming process. 

Don’t believe us? Swipe through this horrifying gallery of photos taken by our staff (some of these pics taken just 18 months after painting) 

So Don’t Paint Your Brick walls .