My Painted Fireplace

Margie Santmier
by Margie Santmier

I was remodeling my living room when I decided I would try to paint my stone fireplace. I wanted a white washed look and wanted to get rid of that awful rock.

This is my painted fireplace. Really glad I went out on a limb and painted it.

This was it before I started. Ugly and outdated

Painted all the rock a gray color. (Silver bullet from Behr) It was the same color I used for the walls.

Added some white wash wood stain to the rock making sure not to let it get in between the spaces of the rocks. I applied it with a sponge and wiped it off with a old towel. I applied several coats of it till I got the look I wanted.

Then painted the hearth the same color as the walls and painted the brass strips on the doors with high heat paint.

Painted the mantel black and called it finished. Im really loving it.

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  • AnneMarie AnneMarie on Nov 12, 2015
    Will this work on bricks?
  • AnneMarie AnneMarie on Nov 12, 2015
    Will this project work on bricks?
  • Linda Linda on Feb 06, 2016
    Very pretty! Could you tell us about the high heat paint you used to cover up the brass color?
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  • Lee9411307 Lee9411307 on Nov 07, 2016
    Wow it looks great!!! I have a rock fire place and I call it the Uglyist Fireplace in the World and everyone agrees? Someone painted my a gray grante color with texture its foundation rock it's bad . I'm sure going to try and paint it like yours , Great job😎
  • Patty Hacker Patty Hacker on Apr 23, 2020

    Margie I wanted to thank you for this post. Most people put a picture of their fireplace; say, "I did this", but never tell how they did it, or the colors and brands they used. Thank you for the full walk through. It looks amazing.