Ann,. Check with Home Depot as to what type of paint you need. I think it's concrete paint. You might want to wash it with some warm water, and let it dry completely, before you begin. Aloha!
Ann: It's easy peasy...
Clean well. Then prime. Then two coats of a GOOD latex paint. You need a roller (with thick nap) and a brush.
Hi Ann! Here is a tutorial on how to white wash a brick fireplace with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint! For full coverage you can apply a second coat and be sure not to dilute the paint. It's an easy and inexpensive way to give your fireplace a whole new look! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctn1gr9HIo4&t=569s
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