Thinking of painting dark wood mantle and trim around fireplace white

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Crown molding and trim in room is white. Also thinking of applying tile over brick to update.
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  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 15, 2017
    My mantel was white and the trim in the room was white. I painted it black and it made all the difference in the world. The mantel really stood out!

  • Beverly Lambert Beverly Lambert on Jun 15, 2017
    You go for it and enjoy.

  • Linda Leath Linda Leath on Jun 15, 2017
    Painting the wood will be ok. Tileing over is another thing. You could drywall over brick then tile; or remove brick first.
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  • Kathryn Roberts Kathryn Roberts on Jun 15, 2017
    I think with the White Crown and Trim the White mantle would have a very classic look. Depending on the architectural detail of the mantel you could make what it has Stand out or Add some to make it POP a little.

  • Karla McClary Robinson Karla McClary Robinson on Jun 15, 2017
    this is possible, just be sure to sand lightly to remove and stain or gloss, then use a good primer before, like Kilz

  • Pamela Rascoe Brown Pamela Rascoe Brown on Jun 15, 2017
    For painting mantle -

    www.doityourself.com/story/painting-wood-fireplace-mantels-a-guide


    tile over brick -

    www.thisoldhouse.com/how-to/tile-over-brick-fireplace

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 25, 2017
    Thanks to all of you.