Updating brick fireplace
🙂 ) Hubby wiped down the brick, then began rubbing on the white concrete stain in small areas at a time, then wiping off some, as we wanted some of the variations of the brick to come through.Remember to get in the grout or mortar between each brick or stone, so the mortar doesn’t look dirty! PAINTING Another quick update to your fireplace surround is to paint it.) and rubbing it on to the brick to the degree that you like, then wiping off as much as you want.
When a fireplace surround is painted with a glossy white or other glossy color, the look is downright glam.White, antique white, and light gray are popular colors to whitewash with. If your moldings and trim-work throughout the house are bright white, use bright white for your whitewash.If your moldings and trim are more of an off-white or a warm white, use that color for your whitewash.Check this one out from Greige Design: This is the process they used, according to Christina Fluegge of Greige Design: “They used the sprayer to get the even coverage on the stone.Start with an Oil based primer, they used one from Home Depot- 2 coats.
This is what I chose to give my fireplace a makeover in just a few hours — well, actually my hubby was the one who did the work!