Hi Peggy you can do German schmear:
Or solid paint or whitewash:
Or paint black:
There are lots of projects here:
Hi Peggy, here are guides if you decide to paint.
You could cover it with ship lap or even reclaimed wood or here are painting ideas there is the German smear, white washing and solid paint colors as well
t's important to thoroughly clean the brick before you paint it. Use a wire brush and soapy water to scrub the brick and remove any efflorescence (those streaky white deposits) or dirt. If you're having trouble getting the surface clean, you can apply a mixture of trisodium phosphate (TSP) and water.
Begin by applying a latex primer to the brick. If there are areas of the brick that have been affected by efflorescence or mildew, you may need to apply multiple coats. Let the primer dry completely.
Use your roller or brushes to apply a paint formulated for masonry, or a latex paint, to the brick. (If you’re painting the interior of a fireplace, make sure you’re using heat-proof paint.) Painting pros may find that a paint sprayer is the easiest method, but brushes and rollers made for textured surfaces also work well. Make sure to push the paint into the tiny cracks and crevices. Apply a second coat if necessary.
instead of painting, consider staining your brick. This method works best on brick that’s in good condition, and it allows the texture of the surface to shine because the stain absorbs into the brick rather than coating it as paint does.
Never paint damaged or wet brick. The surface should always be clean, dry, and in good condition before painting otherwise the process can cause more damage.
When cleaning your brick before painting, never use acidic cleansers. They will affect the final paint job.
Be sure to repair any small cracks in the brick with acrylic caulk before painting. Large cracks or other damage may require a professional.
Hi Peggy, we brushed/cleaned ours really well before priming and then painting. Hope this helps!
Hi this is Peggy. I hope this information helps you get your wall painted.
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Hello, not sure if you're asking about interior or exterior.
Hoping that these links may help.
Limewashed Brick Exterior Makeover Reveal - Bless'er House
Br sink https://www.blesserhouse.com/diy-painted-bathroom-sink-countertop/
DIY Painted Bathroom Sink Countertop - Bless'er House
Painted brick fireplace
Brush, Roller Spray or Paint Runner Pro system.(As seen on TV)
This may help: https://www.hometalk.com/44249957/how-to-paint-bricks-on-textured-walls-with-a-roller-and-brush
You could white wash it
Whitewashing is super popular right now. https://www.hometalk.com/1768947/ways-to-paint-brick
They make tintable masonry interior or exterior paints....just finishing mine.
Paint brick like any other surface, but with many more coats.
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