My husband and I are buying our first home. We love the interior and the neighborhood is great. The house was built in 1950 and, like all the other houses on the block, is brick. Unfortunately, the previous owner painted the brick gray! I really like the look of natural brick, so I want to try to remove the paint. In the brief research I did, I read that sandblasting and power washing are not only messy, but they can damage brick. One site I found said the best way to remove it without doing damage is to use a paint thinning gel. I know it would be a long process, but it's a pretty small house and I really don't want to do any damage. Does anyone have any advice on products to use and/or any other ideas?
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