Whitewash Brick Fireplace Chalk Paint Accents

Michael Scott
by Michael Scott
3 Materials
2 Days

Had a 25 foot fireplace in house I recently purchased . Immediately thought it could be updated easily and wanted to give it a new look

I decided I wanted to try whitewashing brick so mixed 1 part white paint to 1 part water. I purchased some grey chalk paint to add an accent color to wood doors an mantle.

I started at the bottom to try and get my technique down and to be sure that I was going to like it.

I applied using a paintbrush and wiped any visible drips as I went. I worked in 4-6 foot sections.

First coat was on and I liked the look.

Added detail to wood doors and wood on mantle with grey chalk paint.

I liked it but didn’t like how the gold fireplace insert stuck out. I decided to paint white for a better blend with the intent of changing out or updating later.

Let dry overnight and applied second coat

I added some white to the doors and dark grey to center.

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  • Gai7262775 Gai7262775 on Sep 17, 2018

    Did you use a fireproof paint on the fireplace surround? I did mine brass with a fireproof spray paint... what you can use on bbqs.

  • Lori Morin Lori Morin on Sep 28, 2018

    Could you do something like this on a rock fireplace?

  • Karen Howell Karen Howell on Oct 10, 2018

    What type of sealer are we talking about.

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