Removing paint from a brick wall with a conventional paint stripper such as Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover can be fiddly due to the nature of the textured surface of bricks and stone, and not easily being able to use a paint scraper. An alternative product that works well on brick, concrete and plaster walls, interior and exterior, is PeelAway. This is a poultice (paste like product) that is applied to the surface of the wall to be stripped, then covered with a plastic blanket (supplied) to prevent the paste from drying out too quickly. The poultice works by dissolving and absorbing the paint and pulling it away from the wall when the poultice is removed. It's perfect for removing paint from textured surfaces or surfaces with detailing. Our recommendation is to try the PeelAway 1 and 7 Sample Twin Pack to find out which remover is effective on the paint that is to be removed. It may be the case that PeelAway 7 is needed for the top coats and PeelAway 1 for deeper, older coats of paint.
The PeelAway paint removal system comes in 2 variations. PeelAway 1 Paint Remover is a caustic based paint stripper that is better on older paints from the 1970's and prior, that may contain Lead or other metal substances, PeelAway 7 Paint Remover is better on modern paint formulation from the mid 1970's onwards.
When removing paint from exterior walls we strongly recommend doing a test area before starting any project, to test product suitability and effectiveness.