Brick Fireplace Makeover - Going White!
Let's face it...white is in!
Whether your style is modern, farmhouse, French country, traditional or shabby chic, white is a great way to lighten your space.
Many times it's just white paint with existing decor that will completely change the design and style of the space. White is airy, pure and breathes freshness into a space.
Take a look at how we changed living rooms by simply painting the fireplace white.
Prep and clean the surface of red brick.
Please watch video tutorial on how to clean, prep and paint brick using lime paint. Lime paint is unique in that it is absorbed into the brick and doesn't create a film on top of the brick but leaves a natural contour.
Step 1 - Clean and prep the area for paint. With lime paint you will want to spritz water on the area for best absorption. Then you begin painting in random strokes unlike traditional paint.
With traditional paint you want to paint carefully to avoid heavy brush strokes. With lime paint it absorbs into the brick and the random strokes give it mottling and movement.
Step 2 - Notice how white lime paint completely changes the look of the room.
This video is demonstrating the beautiful finish you can achieve using lime paint over brick. Lime paint is unique in that it is absorbed into the brick and doesn't create a film on top of the brick but leaves a natural contour.
- Lime Wall Paint (www.jhwallpaints.com)
- Block brush (www.jhwallpaints.com)
Nan48861456 on Mar 29, 2020
I’ve contemplated painting my fireplace for years. The problem is, it is a craftsman fireplace all wood and the trim and baseboards all around the house are wood. Any thoughts on do I paint just the brick or the entire fireplace? Any suggestions would be helpful.