Updating a fireplace
Although you can paint the inside of a masonry fireplace using high-temperature paint, there’s no guarantee the finish will withstand contact with open flames from a fire. For highly textured bricks, use a roller with at least a 1/2-inch nap that can reach into crevices in the brick. For bricks with a shiny glazed face, however, first prime the surface to help the paint stick. Dampen the sponge and wring it out just enough to stop it from dripping.Pour a small amount of accent-color paint (Smoked Oyster shown) in a tray and use a brush to draw some of the paint onto the ribbed area of the tray.I made up a mixture of 2 cups of warm water and 1 drop of this dish soap in a small plastic container and wiped down the tile with a cotton cloth and the soap mixture.After cleaning the tile I gave it a final ‘rinse’ and wiped it down with a slightly wet cloth (with just water, no soap) and let it air dry.Your information will never be shared or sold to a 3rd party.
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Rinse thoroughly with clean water and let dry completely.
Carefully mask off the walls or cabinets around the brick with painter’s tape.
It was so much easier than I thought it was going to be – and I love how it turned out!