How to White Wash Your Fireplace or Brick

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I've been toying with the idea of painting my fireplace. The brick wasn't ugly but it was old and had lost it's appeal. I decided to take the plunge and paint it. I'm so glad I did. It looks clean and fresh now.Plus, It cost me $0! I already had everything I needed laying around in my garage.
I just used some white latex paint I had in my garage from another project. With two parts water to one part paint I started painting.
I use the term painting loosely. It's basically drenching the bricks in paint with a cheap brush and lightly wiping off the excess (since it is so watery) with a washcloth.
It's a messy project (the paint splatters a bit) but the results are like night and day. I wish I would have done this years ago.
Courtney - March Orchard
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  • Arlene Arlene on Dec 14, 2015
    White washing brick fireplace. I hope you can help me with a question on your brick fireplace. Have seen many different ways of doing this but nowhere has anyone said how they did the mortar between the bricks? When, how and with what are they painted? Thanks ever so much. Please reply to

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