White painted brick fireplace. Most brick was never intended to be painted says crocker. Vacuum the entire area. White paint for mantel eggshell latex.
The living room is staged with french country accessories books and bright linen window treatments as seen on hgtvs fixer upper. Here are the diy basics for updating your fireplace. Paint your brick fireplace gray.
Find this pin and more on fireplace by linnea lucas. If you prefer a sample painted with whitewash to the ones with stain or true paint application techniques vary by how consistent you want the color to be. A black and white family photo hangs above with smaller framed photos placed on the mantel and bookshelves.
Use a wire brush to get all the dust and soot off the brick fireplace. Again i used a 34 inch roller and it took another hour or so to get the whole fireplace covered. We attached the molding with wood screws covered the holes then sanded and painted the entire mantel.
So i toned it down with a very soft subtle gray color especially love the brick fireplace painted in a calm medium gray gray paint. Following the kilz primer i applied behr masonry stucco and brick paint in white. Large deposits of soot on the face brick may be a sign youll need fireplace doors to protect painted bricks from excess heat and smoke.
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