Whitewash Your Stone Fireplace for Under $20

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$20
1 Hour
Easy
Did y'all know you can whitewash a stone fireplace? Super easy, very cheap, and can make a huge difference. I loved the stone fireplace in our home but it was more of an eyesore than a feature. I mixed up some whitewash (plain white flat latex paint mixed with water 50/50) and took a rag and started blotting on the whitewash. I could wipe off if it was too dark or add some if it was a little light. It was important to me keep the look of the stone so I kept it light. Here are some pics for y'all.
This is the before pic.
Any flat interior white paint will work.
These are handy to mix in because of the built in measurements plus they sell lids so you can store any extra you have left for another project.
In progress
Can you believe the difference.
Finished and ready for use.
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  • Susan Peterson Susan Peterson on Sep 03, 2019

    So you don’t need to seal it with anything?? Love the look of it. And how did you clean it beforehand?

  • Carol Carol on Oct 31, 2019

    Where did you get that awesome clock??

  • Patty Patty on Jan 11, 2021

    I love your fireplace! I’ve been wanting to do the white wash on mine but terrified to do it. Because I know there is no going back. I bought a couple of houses and the flagstone was painted white and I hated it. But I love how yours shows the different color variations. My fire place is darker than yours so would I add more water?

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  • Patricia Patricia on Sep 01, 2019

    I miss Georgia, too! We recently left Kennesaw and relocated out of state. We have a stone fireplace and matching wall that extends through the entryway. Whitewashing made yours look great. I'm going to do this.

  • Patsy47 Patsy47 on Feb 01, 2022

    @ kay58022594

    yes, more muted...we use a shade by b.moore called White Dove or any shade of white with a tint to it....otherwise a bright white tends to end up looking like chalk, but thats just my opinion.

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