What would be the best way to approach painting interior red bricks?
Should I paint or stain my oak kitchen cabinets?
I was wondering if you could help me with something -- I have an entirely oak kitchen. I know it's the rage now to paint or gel stain cabinets. I've been considering ... See more
How to match ceiling paint?
Can someone tell me how to match paint for a ceiling touch up job?I cut a small patch of dry wall paper out of the ceiling and had paint made at Home Depot TWICE! Sti... See more
How to stain wood deck?
Tips to stain my wood deck?
How to stain wood cabinets?
How do I stain my wood cabinets? Do I have to remove them and put them back, or can I stain them while they are attached?
Am I the only one?
I don't want to sound like a total "hater", but am I the only one who doesn't like distressed furniture? I see so many beautiful pieces of furniture that would look o... See more
Can I paint my popcorn ceiling?
I have been painting my walls and notice that my ceiling looks yellowish. Can I paint this ceiling as well? I'm up for any ideas
Would it devalue my fireplace to paint it out in white? It is currently gray brick.
We have built-ins on either side of our gray brick fireplace, and I would love to paint the fireplace out in white. However, my husband feels it would be a bad idea.
To make sure your paint adheres and dries properly, you'll need to thoroughly clean the brick. Use a wire scrub brush to remove any dirt or dust, then apply nonsudsy trisodium phosphate (also called TSP; wear gloves and safety goggles), and wash thoroughly with a heavy-duty cleaner. Then you would have to prime the bricks with a stain blocking primer. The you can paint the bricks either with concrete paint or a good acrylic latex paint. You could also white wash the brick or get a kit
Sherwin Williams has a good tutorial on painting fireplace brick that will help for any brick.