You can change your room just by painting a brick fireplace to look like beautiful and natural stone. The unpleasant, irregular surface of red or yellow brick requires some thinking ahead about strategies and materials. And since your main goal is improve the appearance of your own fireplace, you should approach the task with a good fashioner’s eye, considering the various different tones and shadows present in natural stone. With layering strategies, great supplies and an understanding of how your brick will react to paint, your marvelous fireplace will be a valuable addition to the room. You and all your guests in the future will pay attention to the transformation of the room, apartment or house as a whole. They probably don’t even understand right away exactly what changes have occurred in the room where there is a “new” fireplace.
It’s hard to believe it, but in our photo you really see the fireplace, which used to be from an ordinary ugly red brick. Now we will tell you how to transform your fireplace beyond recognition.
The first step – Assessment
The second step is prepare the best Materials
- rubber gloves
- big and small paint rollers
- tape and wipes
- good sponge
- Brick Anew (or Loxon by Sherwin-Williams with acrylic or latex over it)
The third step is Painting the Base
As we said, you can go in the easiest way and use Brick Anew and red brick fireplaces will look like stone. Or you can clean the brick with trisodium phosphate (TSP) before painting. On the off chance that you choose to prime, move on two coats. Prior to putting on the primary application of paint, measure the size of your bricks and cut a couple of cellulose or craft wipes to fit exactly, short the mortar. At this point, you should choose what your natural stone impact will resemble. On the off chance that you want light gray bricks with grayish mortar, at that point use grayish as the base. Apply the base paint with a roller, making sure that each cleft is coated. Utilize a brush to fill in difficult spots. Alternately, you could utilize a paint sprayer for this. Allow the paint to dry for 12 to 24 hours.
And the last step -Painting the Stone Effect of the fireplace
So, You should to apply the natural stone surface to the base layer. Empty your contrasting paint into a big tray. Wet the brick-sized wipes with water and squeeze them out. Have a few wipes – all made from the same material – on your hand. Plunge a wipe delicately into the paint tray and press it on a cardboard analyzer. You can experiment with various levels of pressure. You must use the sponge on a brick. Make sure to stay inside the brick boundaries – don’t wander away or you will paint the mortar and ruin the effect. On the off chance that you make a mistake, wipe it away immediately. Stamp each brick in the fireplace, utilizing various wipes and levels of weight. Try not to stress if a portion of the base layer appears on the other side – that should happen. You will see the wonderful stone effect emerge as your hard work.
Of course, you notice how the red brick fireplace transforms after changing its color. In this case, you do not need to redo it, but you just need to paint it and your beautiful house will be completely transformed.
Sometimes repainting a fireplace, the owners even think about how to redo the repair in the room! So we wish you to easily turn the old brick fireplace into a beautiful “stone”.