Repairing brickwork after paint stripping

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by thebuttons, May 16, 2018.

  1. thebuttons

    thebuttons New Member

    The previous owners of my house painted the brick for some reason, and I would like to remove it.

    I’ve been doing test patches with products such as Peelaway 7 and it works fine, but it’s clearly taking away the surface of the brick along with the paint. While this is fine visually, I don’t want to make a nightmare in years to come with water damage etc.

    If I go ahead with stripping the rest, will I be OK simply treating with a sealer product like Stormdry? Or is it more involved than that?

  2. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    As long as the walls are dry I can see no problem using Stormdry.
  3. thebuttons

    thebuttons New Member

    Will de-glazed/damaged bricks treated with Stormdry perform as well as they would have when new?
  4. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    I can't see why not as the Stormdry is a micro porous breathable seal, for 100% clarification contact the manufacturers technical department for the advice you seek.

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