How to paint a brick fireplace. Choosing a high quality paint is vital for painting brick successfully says watson. Yes you can paint your brick fireplace. If your brick fireplace looks like it belongs in a 1970s sitcom then taking a paintbrush to it might be the solution for you.
A rough hewn wood mantel gives this painted brick fireplace a rustic feel. Take special care to remove any soot from around the fireplace opening. Use the 2 brush and proclassic interior acrylic latex paint to paint the mortar along with any cracks and crevices of the brick.
Then use the 6 roller with nap to paint the rest of the fireplace ensuring that the paint is applied as evenly as possible. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and let dry. The brick industry association also advises using a porous paint for exterior brick walls so the brick can breathe.
Using a stiff bristle brush doused in soapy. Spray the fireplace brick with a 5050 mixture of water and vinegar then use a rag to clean off any residue so the paint and adhesives can stick. Transform a dark dreary brick fireplace into a bright modern hearth with easy to apply paint.
Again i used a 34 inch roller and it took another hour or so to get the whole fireplace covered. Thoroughly wash the brick and grout using trisodium phosphate and a scrub brush. Use an angled paintbrush for these areas.
Due to the tendency of brick to accumulate grit you should wet and clean the brick fireplace prior to painting it to ensure better paint adhesion. Its a great way to give your fireplace and room a new and fresh look without breaking the bank. A brick fireplace is given a fresh coat of white paint with an assortment of candle holders atop a rustic wooden mantel.
Following the kilz primer i applied behr masonry stucco and brick paint in white. How to paint a brick fireplace.