<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=996690293685739&ev=PageView&noscript=1" />
509K Views
Saved to Idea Box. Organize

Should I Paint That Brick Fireplace?.... YES!

509K Views
Saved to Idea Box. Organize
I walked passed this tired fireplace for 16 years. It really needed some love. I cleared it off, vacuumed it down and we got busy.
  • painted brick fireplace, concrete masonry, fireplaces mantels, painting
First off. It was time to get rid of the brass. It should've been done a long time ago. We started by taping off the glass and anything else that you don't want coated with spray paint. We used Rust-oleum High Heat Spray Paint in Black.
  • painted brick fireplace, concrete masonry, fireplaces mantels, painting
That alone made a huge difference!
  • painted brick fireplace, concrete masonry, fireplaces mantels, painting
using just a couple of primers I had in the garage, we did a light coat - followed by the Glidden White semi gloss, as you can see on the upper body. We planned on using glass tile on the main body and we were undecided as to the need to paint it or not. Some of the tiles were clear and they would need to have a mortar base anyway.
  • painted brick fireplace, concrete masonry, fireplaces mantels, painting
This is the end result! FOR ANOTHER FINISHED RESULT - CHECK MY BLOG! (Link at the bottom). We absolutely love that this fireplace is no longer a "pass by"...Thank you for stopping by and for sharing! For more information on this project, I would love for you to visit my blog!
  • painted brick fireplace, concrete masonry, fireplaces mantels, painting
For those asking for a picture from the front. Sorry about the yellow lighting as there are 2 big picture windows to the right of it...Thank you for your comments. :)

To see more: http://www.passionatelygrounded.org

  • Wendy Johnson
    Wendy Johnson Niles, MI

    I admit I was cringing not because I object to paint, i just liked the brick. It is beautiful . Great makeover. I bet you are thrilled.

  • September Radecki
    September Radecki San Jose, CA

    How did you adhere the tiles to the brick? We have a brick fireplace that is from the 70s and I'm dying to tile it... did you have to put backerboard or anything? Thanks in advance!

  • Chelsea Kehde

    BEAUTIFUL !!!!

  • Karla Stover
    Karla Stover Tacoma, WA

    It's a very trendy look but how will you get the paint off when it's no longer in style. I prefer the bricks in their natural state.

  • Carma For Design

    This is just fabulous! You did a GREAT job .... LoveLoveLove it! Carma B.-Zarosinski/Carma For Design

­