You want to enjoy your brick fireplace during these cold, snowy winter months but every time you go to relax by the fire all you can think is…”Does my fireplace need a quick update?”
“Brick-Anew Paint Kit to the Rescue!”
Carmen and John are both actors and have limited time to devote to each of their home renovation projects. (Maybe you’ve seen John riding a motorcycle with Flo in those cool Progressive Insurance commercials!) They have to be able to go for an audition on a moment’s notice so they weren’t real thrilled of adding another complicated project to their already long list.
Let me just start by saying, we did not paint our fireplace blue. However the owners before us did. We knew we had to do something about it and we had to do it pretty quickly. After surfing the internet and not satisfied with the things we saw, we stumbled onto the Brick Anew website. I could not believe my eyes when I saw a previously painted brick fireplace looking like brick again. The texture, the definition, it was exactly what we needed.
Choosing the right paint for any job is a hassle when you have thousands of options in front of you. However, it’s not difficult to narrow down your choices when you know what you’re looking for.
So you want to paint your fireplace. First of all, congratulate yourself on having the courage to commit to this idea and follow through with it on your own. But, before you go charging in head-first in painting fireplaces, take some time to think through the process. We’ve created this guide to help you analyze a few important aspects of painting a fireplace.
Sure, some old brick is beautiful but let’s face it…sometimes dark, outdated brick is just plain ugly. When you have an unattractive brick fireplace, painting brick can give it a fresh, new look. It doesn’t cost much compared to other options and you can paint it yourself.
There is no getting around the fact that removing paint from brick is no simple task. Most methods for removing paint from brick have considerable drawbacks—they can be caustic, expensive, time-consuming, and can permanently damage your brick.