Question by  gnartron (22)

What is the best way to remove spray paint?

It got on the brick wall behind where I was working.


Answer by  primatefreak (1616)

Patience is the main ingredient no matter what method you use. If it's a larger area with heavy overspray: Apply paint thinner or paint remover to brick. Let stand for 30 minutes, then use a hard brush to scrub. Repeat if necessary. For small area with fine overspray: I've used a sanding sponge with good results. Rinse off area.


Answer by  becca63 (325)

The best way to remove spraypaint would be to use a paint thinner. You can put some on a rag and then run the brick with it and it should come off. You can also try pressure washing it off with a form of cleaner mixed in with the water.


Answer by  lokindra (481)

In most cases, a wire brush will take most of the paint off of the brick. If you're careful, it'll give you the best result (you'll never know there was paint). If you buy a paint thinner or removing compound, test it first as it could damage the brick.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Try a commercial spray paint remover. Because it is a porous surface it will be hard to scrub off though. You may want to try pressure washing instead.

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