We recently purchased a ranch built in 1962 that has a facade of what we thought was painted brick since most of the houses in the area are brick. I was planning on at some point in removing the paint to reveal the brick and bring the house back to its original facade. I wanted to see what shape the brick was in before starting the project so when I noticed the latex paint peeling i decided to take the opportunity and stripped some of the paint to take a peek. The latex paint was peeling easily and I could see the house was also painted white. I used acid to clean the brick in a test area. What I found was not brick but what looks like a concrete product shaped like brick. Was it built with concrete bricks with the intent to be painted? Can you shed some light on this for me please? I don't know what to do now.