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March 27 - April 2, 2016

I need to remove coatings from masonry on a historic-preservation project. What are my options for doing so without damaging the mortar joints?


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From Brian Gingras of Finishing Trades Institute of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades on April 14, 2016:
While I agree with most of the advice provided by ...read more

From Warren Brand of Chicago Corrosion Group on April 13, 2016:
Really interesting thread. Learn something new da ...read more

From Joe Miller of NextGen Green Building Products, Inc. dba Direct2Contractors.com on April 12, 2016:
Yes, soda blasting is the most sensitive abrasive ...read more

From Owen Landsverk of Wisconsin Dept. of Administratio on April 12, 2016:
I agree with Tom that it's very likely that chemic ...read more

From trevor neale of TF Warren Group on April 11, 2016:
The type of coating should provide some guidance f ...read more

From Tom Schwerdt of Active Transportation Advocates on April 8, 2016:
Warren: likely so. Chemical removers will saturate ...read more

From Warren Brand of Chicago Corrosion Group on April 7, 2016:
Hey Tom:  less damaging than paint remover? ...read more

From Tom Schwerdt of Active Transportation Advocates on April 6, 2016:
Pelletized dry ice blasting is likely to be less d ...read more

From Warren Brand of Chicago Corrosion Group on April 5, 2016:
It will depend on how hard the paint is. You migh ...read more

From Chuck Benesch of Precision Coatings on March 29, 2016:
Soda blasting or sponge blasting will work.
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Tagged categories: Historic Preservation; Masonry; Masonry coatings; Mortars; Paint and coatings removal