Whitewash Your Stone Fireplace for Under $20

by Jessica
4 Materials
1 Hour
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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  • 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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  • Laz82434574 Laz82434574 on May 15, 2023

    Did you use a rag to do the whole thing? Wondering which is better.... brush or rag?

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  • Jessica Jessica on Aug 14, 2019

    That is funny, especially since we were under contract so quickly. I loved the area there and greatly miss it. Hopefully we will return to Georgia at some point in the future. Good luck in Guyton and thanks for sharing.

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    • Patty Patty on Jan 11, 2021

      Would you post a after picture?

  • 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.