Removing Paint From Brick: A How-To Guide

removing paint from brick — flaking paint on brickwork
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Removing paint from brick not only helps refresh the overall look of your home, but also allows your brickwork to breathe again. This means the bricks themselves will have an extended lifespan and require less maintenance in the long run. 

Like painting a wall, removing flakey paintwork from interior brickwork will also help to improve your home's interiors. It could perhaps help you uncover some beautiful period bricks, too. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.