You don t have to paint your existing brickwork to brighten things up. All you really need is paint water brushes and rags.
12 simple tricks to amp up the light for your dark fireplace say goodbye to that dark outdated fireplace it s time for an update.
Lighten up brick fireplace. Lighten the color of indoor brick usually the color is red or brown and is found on walls in kitchens and around fireplaces. Lay sparkling tile over rough red brick. The hardest part about this job is deciding what color paint to use for your whitewash.
I literally just picked up a paintbrush one afternoon and started slapping the paint up there. In this traditional living room styled by andrew flesher interiors a white full surround mantel updates an old brick fireplace. Even touching up just one aspect of your.
But if i were going to teach someone how to do this project as i m attempting to do here i would want them to do it right. Limewash i found a lot of examples online of people whitewashing brick fireplaces with diluted paint but that kind of grossed me out to be honest. Red brick can look outdated and dull so if you re ready for a fresh new look tile over it.
My main problem is spiders who love to make webs from rock to rock. One of the easiest and fastest ways to lighten up your fireplace is to whitewash it. In recent years the trend has changed to lighter colored stone making darker interior brick quite outdated.
These fireplaces also can accumulate soot dust and burn marks. In order to lighten up the brick without making it feel like painted brick i chose three light neutrals and had a faux painter do her magic. So i started looking into whitewashing the whole hearth to lighten it up just a bit and to give the top and bottom a uniform look.
How to paint a brick fireplace. This is an easy job completed in one afternoon. Clean brick with a wire brush then vacuum.
Leave the fireplace and lighten the room by painting walls adding light fabrics. My fireplace is 8 feet wide by 3 feet deep so would be difficult to paint. The stones absorb heat from the fire and radiate it into the room and they can remain hot for some time after the fire is out.
Continue reading photo credit. An old glass fireplace was updated with a classic look of antique brick and white molding. Brick fireplace after the result is a painted brick fireplace that simply looks like different brick not painted.
See how easy it is to lighten up a brick fireplace with a mortar wash on the brick. Truth be told i totally skipped this step. You can beautify and brighten a stone fireplace and add some protection to the stone and mortar by cleaning and sealing it.