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How do you whitewash a yellow brick fireplace?

How to Whitewash Brick

  1. Clean the brick gently and thoroughly.
  2. Remove all lingering paint from the paint surface.
  3. Tape and cover any surfaces you wish to protect.
  4. Prepare the whitewash—a 50/50 solution of water and white latex paint.
  5. Apply the whitewash via brush or rag.

How do you update a brick fireplace?

There are a few ways to make your fireplace feel new again. You can paint the brick, change up the mantel design, extend the mantel to the ceiling, add some fresh home decor elements, or all of the above.

Do I need special paint for a brick fireplace?

Paint the Brick Choose indoor, latex, heat-resistant paint (either flat, semigloss, or gloss) that’s rated to withstand temperatures generated by the fireplace (generally about 200°F). Remember that this type of paint is only appropriate for the exterior of a brick fireplace, not the interior firebox.

How can I make my red brick fireplace look better?

Paint a red brick fireplace a deep shade of matte blue. When the first coat of paint dries, apply a color wash and then quickly wipe it off with a clean, dry towel. To make the wash mixture, mix one part blue paint and one part white paint with four parts of water.

How do you modernize a red brick fireplace?

Attach a mantel shelf or surround to your red brick fireplace to add a decorative update. Position a mantel shelf a few feet above your fireplace’s firebox and affix it to the brick with concrete screws. A mantel surround encases the fireplace along the sides and top to inject color and visual appeal.

How long does stained brick last?

about 20 years

How long does Limewash Brick last?

five to seven years