Patricia Crumley
Patricia Crumley
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  • West Lafayette, IN
Asked on Jun 21, 2019

How to paint a brick fireplace?

J BrownLynn SorrellNan W.


do i need to sand the bricks, they are smooth red. want to paint a dark gray

4 answers
  • Em
    on Jun 21, 2019

    Vacuum the dust and dirt off and get started.

  • Nan W.
    on Jun 21, 2019

    Patricia: you do not need to sand the bricks... merely clean them well. Prime! (important step) then apply two coats of a GOOD latex paint.

    Here's how my painted fireplace looks!

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Jun 21, 2019

    do they have a sealer on them? are they painted or is the "red "the color of the actual brick?

  • J Brown
    on Jun 24, 2019

    Consider a whitewash before painting, you will still see more of the brick details. the wash does not need to be white, you could use any color that will complement your room or make you smile. We whitewashed our huge fireplace brick wall after years of feeling like we lived in a dark hole. Actually posted it as a project "massive fireplace brick wall whitewall success"

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