Whitewash Your Stone Fireplace for Under $20

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$20
1 Hour
Easy

Did y'all know you can whitewash a stone fireplace? Super easy, very cheap, and can make a huge difference. I loved the stone fireplace in our home but it was more of an eyesore than a feature. I mixed up some whitewash (plain white flat latex paint mixed with water 50/50) and took a rag and started blotting on the whitewash. I could wipe off if it was too dark or add some if it was a little light. It was important to me keep the look of the stone so I kept it light. Here are some pics for y'all.
whitewash your stone fireplace for under 20
This is the before pic.
whitewash your stone fireplace for under 20
Any flat interior white paint will work.
whitewash your stone fireplace for under 20
These are handy to mix in because of the built in measurements plus they sell lids so you can store any extra you have left for another project.
whitewash your stone fireplace for under 20
In progress
whitewash your stone fireplace for under 20
Can you believe the difference.
whitewash your stone fireplace for under 20
Finished and ready for use.
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3 of 18 questions
  • Belinda
    on May 30, 2018

    Did you mix the whole gallon paint to one gallon water in a big bucket? Was it applied with a brush?

    • Janet
      on Aug 5, 2019

      she used a rag and blotted it on. The amount is 50/50 water/paint. The total amount would be up to you given the size of your FP.

  • Laura St Romain
    on Jul 19, 2018

    Your fireplace looks GREAT!! How did you walk the stone BEFORE beginning to paint. Mine is quite smoke damaged.

  • Jan Richardson
    on Feb 19, 2019

    My grout is black. What do you in this case?

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  • Veronica Costilla
    2 hours ago

    Funny story! I stumbled upon this post when searching whitewashing and immediately recognized the fireplace! I actually viewed your home when it was for sale this summer. I absolutely loved it! We ended up buying in Guyton though. Thanks for posting this how-to!

  • Jessica
    31 minutes ago

    That is funny, especially since we were under contract so quickly. I loved the area there and greatly miss it. Hopefully we will return to Georgia at some point in the future. Good luck in Guyton and thanks for sharing.

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