Best way to paint red brick fireplace?Grey or white wash & what paint?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 11, 2017
    Painting is a matter of your preference.Do you prefer a white washed appearance or a gray appearance?
  • Fran Fran on May 11, 2017
    probably white wash, but like t he grey too..may paint samples and make decision
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on May 12, 2017
    I had black & white Z-brick with black mastic that was so 70's. My husband & I installed it, but after 40+ years, I was sick of it. I personally don't like the look of painted brick. I ended up 'white-washing' it but I used regular watered down white latex paint. (4 parts water to 1 part paint - be careful at first, it's very runny) I 'stippled' the black part, brushed paint on the brick, then used a damp sponge to go over the brick until I got the effect I wanted. The black part ended up needing two coats to 'calm' it down, but we love the final look.
  • Fran Fran on May 12, 2017
    I like that its shuttle , good job & thanks for sharing.

  • Caseyem11 Caseyem11 on May 16, 2017
    I had an enormous red brick fireplace. I painted it with the same paint I used for the trim. A semigloss latex paint. LoFed it. the paint made it much easier the clean.
  • Helen Helen on Jun 20, 2018
    What color? I have huge floor to wall
  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jun 20, 2018
    It depends on the colors in the room. If you have warm colors, use a warm finish (browns, beiges, taupes). If you have cool colors or primary colors use white. Ask the paint pros at your home improvement store for the paints and materials you need.