Learn How To Re-Paint Your Fireplace!

3 Materials
2 Hours
The best part about winter is the cool weather, where you can snuggle in around the fireplace and enjoy a warm hot chocolate! Since the fireplace sit sad and silent for most of the year, a new face lift will make for a special glow!
Planing to re-paint your space? Consider painting your fireplace with Dixie Belle Paint, it is Easy Peasy with this Non-toxic forgiving paint!
Step one: Examine the Surroundings, most stone fireplaces -limestone, sandstone, river rock.. are less cooperative and harder to change once painted. So make sure your solid with your idea and that your fireplace is in fact brick.

Becky's fireplace started out as white bricks!
Step two: Clean the Surface! To make sure that your paint adheres properly you will need to clean thoroughly. Use a bristle brush to get any dirt or dust, working with White Lightning Cleaner. Don't allow White Lightning to sit or pool! Once cleaned with White Lightning, you can spray with a water bottle to "rinse" and let dry. You can choose to tape the areas you want to remain paint free.

Step Three: Paint with your favorite Dixie Belle Paint color! Becky started with the color Driftwood painting in the grout between the bricks! Using the Blue Sponge Applicator, Becky and her husband spent some time dabbing on a array of Different Dixie Belle Colors including Hurricane Gray, Manatee Gray, and Gravel Road to match the look of the existing bricks!
After the Grays were applied, they then started adding Midnight Sky and Pine Cone!
In this picture you can see Becky's husband applying Dixie Belle Paint with the Blue Sponge Applicator!
We can't get enough of painted brick fireplaces, they are fresh, stylish yet classic and timeless!
They created this Time-Worn Charm, with warm tones!
The wooden mantel lends a gorgeous punch of rustic flare to this fireplace!
Step four: After you have applied Dixie Belle Paint, it is time to seal it! We recommend sealing your bricks with Gator Hide, our most durable top coat! You can apply the Gator Hide with a DRY Blue Sponge, or you can choose to apply with a DRY brush! With three thin coats you will have a water repellent surface that can be easily cleaned!
Note: Dixie Belle Paint is only appropriate for the exterior! If you want to paint the firebox, you will need a special heat-resistant paint!
With Dixie Belle Paint the possibilities are endless! Becky used the colors Driftwood for the grout; Hurricane Gray, Manatee Gray, Gravel Road, Midnight Sky, and Pine Cone for blending!
By: Becky Jackson

Suggested materials:

  • Dixie Belle Paint - Driftwood
  • Dixie Belle Paint - Midnight Sky
  • Dixie Belle Paint - Hurricane Gray

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