If the fireplace is still in use you ll need to purchase heat resistant paint especially important if you plan on painting the firebox as well. Eggshell paint has a low luster finish comparable to an eggshell which is how it got its name.
A fireplace anchors any room it s in even if it doesn t actually work.
Painting brick fireplace high gloss. Painting the brick updating the fireplace screen building a new mantel and staining the mantel. It s cost effective and if you get tired of the color later you can always paint. Bricks are porous compound which.
Since we are going for a modern and sleek finish it is best to use a semi gloss type of indoor latex paint. Over time unsealed bricks will begin to look dingy or dirty especially if they are laid in a high traffic area or near a fireplace. Choose a latex paint in a flat semi gloss or gloss finish.
It will give your bricks a more natural look. Painting a brick fireplace. And here s the finished look.
And whether you want to disguise it and make it less visually obvious or enhance its architectural allure paint is the best. Thankfully i only needed one coat of paint and it was done. If your fireplace is looking outdated or you just want to try a different color in the room painting it is a great option.
Semi gloss is a high luster finish. Additionally choose a paint that has a primer in it to cut down on a whole step which with a. Latex paints comes in three different types flat semi gloss or gloss.
Sometimes an old fireplace whether brick or rock can throw off the whole look and feel of the room. Even with other updates a red or yellow fireplace can still make the space feel outdated. Cleaning the bricks will get much of the dirt off so they look like new again.
Again i used a 3 4 inch roller and it took another hour or so to get the whole fireplace covered. The first step was painting the brick. The finish gives a soft warm glow when light hits it.
How to paint a brick fireplace. Before applying any paint see to it that you clean the brick fireplace completely. Following the kilz primer i applied behr masonry stucco and brick paint in white.
Remember that this type of paint is only appropriate for the exterior of a brick fireplace not the interior firebox. But to keep them in that condition they will need a protective sealant. 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.
White paint i used behr ultra pure white in semi gloss because i already had some leftover from another project zinsser primer. The biggest difference between eggshell and semi gloss paint is the surface sheen. This makes the room so much brighter.
Prepping and painting your brick fireplace. Here is what we used to paint the fireplace. Gloss or high gloss to get really powerful adherence.
The quality and kind of paint is important when it comes to painting your brick fireplace.