Painting a Brick Fireplace With Chalk Paint®

Updates 04.04.16
We painted our outdated red and black brick fireplace and built in bookshelves with Chalk Paint®. The soft grey grout was in pristine condition and since we didn't want a "rolled on" look, we painted each brick individually with Country Grey Chalk Paint® which really added texture. The mantel is painted in Graphite Chalk Paint® and distressed a bit. The built-ins and cabinets are French Linen Chalk Paint® and walls are Country Grey.

The transformation was a pleasure to do and Chalk Paint® was awesome to work with.

  • Christiann Erkel
    Christiann Erkel Pittsburgh, PA
    I want to do this to my fireplace which is also red brick and gold fireplace screen. What sort of prep is needed, if any? I purchased a small container of chalk paint at the craft store for a much smaller paint project. Where would I purchase a larger
  • Cindy Gazso
    Cindy Gazso Janesville, WI
    Hi Christiann, Unfortunately, paint sold in craft stores, Big Box stores is decorative paint but not CHALK PAINT. I used real CHALK PAINT by Annie Sloan and you can find retailers at
  • Patti Schiefer-Rice
    Hi, looks great! You mentioned that you used country grey paint chalk paint but it has an off white look to it in the picture. I'm going for an off-white, warm beige look and want to make sure I order the right color.
    • Patti Schiefer-Rice
      Cindy Gazso Thank you so much, I always appreciate a recommendation, because I'm very new to chalk painting and not familiar with all of color tones. Be well!
  • Dorsel McManus
    Dorsel McManus Titusville, FL
    Would that work on outdoor brick decor?
  • Susan Rawlings
    Susan Rawlings Avon, OH
    This looks very professional. I wasn't sure chalk paint could do so well. Nice job!
    • Cindy Gazso
      Cindy Gazso Janesville, WI
      Annie Sloan's paint is extremely forgiving and perfect for the beginner and experienced painted alike. Try Chalk Paint'll love it!
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