When I bought this house the bricks were painted, so of course when I repainted I also painted the bricks. But now we want to redo the front of the house that has some sort of old board on it and the side that has the bricks we want to remove the paint. I now know that the bricks are red.Found that out when I had my front door and casing replaced. Some of the paint came off.What is the easiest way to do this? Here is a picture of the front.
I think your best bet is to have it sandblasted off, unfortunately.
There is a house near me that has rock around the entry, like your brickwork. The previous short term owner (I think they went into foreclosure) had painted the rocks ORANGE. It looked horrible.
(What were they thinking ???)
Someone new bought the house and they had it sandblasted off. No idea what it cost, but they did it in about an hour. The co. who did it covered everything around it with plastic and it doesn't appear to have ruined anything.
JasperDale is right about the method, but you need to be sure you hire a contractor that is familiar with sandblasting clay brick. They are MUCH softer than rock and will erode away quickly under a sandblast nozzle.