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How to remove vine tendril marks before painting

Posted by don46 (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 15, 12 at 9:43

We let some fig vine go wild on the back of our house and it has left its "feet" marks all over the painted brick and white trim. I don't want them painted over. They need to be removed. Is there a good way to get this off before repainting? I don't want to scrape unless I have to. Is there some treatment I could use that would soften them so they could be hosed or wiped off?
Thanks
Don


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RE: How to remove vine tendril marks before painting

I researched this a couple years ago and could not find a product that removed these tentacles. You can try soap and water and a scrub brush. I tried that plus scraping with a putty knife. I I could still see the shadow of where the vine had been. It is as if the tentacles embed into structure.


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RE: How to remove vine tendril marks before painting

As wings said, there is no magic potion,they need to be mechanically removed( ie,scrapping, sanding, etc)


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RE: How to remove vine tendril marks before painting

Science is still trying to find out what adhesive figs use. Scrape, prime and paint is the only way to remove them.


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