Still a tremendous mess. very hard to seal off well enough. Expect a full coating of dust throughout the home. If you go with blasting I suggest a NON abrasive so that dust on other surfaces in the home won't cause scratches.
Last year we did a full 2 sided brick fireplace. One side was kitchen the other side vaulted ceiling family room. We ran 2 - 4' exhaust fans out through sliding patio doors (one on each side, both within 10ft of the chimney) & had Visqueen draped & stapled floor to ceiling all the way around.
The paint was very similar to what is in the picture. The job turned out better than expected & the homeowner couldn't believe the results. They were amazed.
With that said, The homeowner was quite upset about all of the dust which they were warned about in advanced. The only reason we agreed to take the job was because the house was being remodeled and partially gutted, including flooring and carpet.
I have no interest in doing one again, and absolutely wouldn't consider doing one in a home that was finished. The dust even made it's way throughout the basement...never again.
Soy gel stripper made by Franmar....you will never media blast all of the paint out of the brick and mortar details...to much damage will occur trying. Eroded looking brick looks worse than painted brick.
Blasted the inside of a house once it was a mess left about 6" of media inside the house I bet it took that guy a year to get it all out. It was stripped inside he wanted a bad stucco job removed the dust was terrible.
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