Not all brick chimneys are made equal. Sometimes your perfect room has a fireplace that has no other name to describe that horrible. One of the projects for the DIY home more effective and less expensive is to painting a brick fireplace.
Instructions of painting a brick fireplace:
- Clean the bricks with a liquid to clean bricks. While it is important to get rid of the old dirt and soot.
- Remove the doors and the fireplace screen. It’s a good opportunity to clean and paint if necessary.
- Place masking tape where the bricks are joined with the wall and not the paint.
- Fill any breakage or damage with some sealant or waterproofing on which you can paint.
- Painting a brick fireplace with a masonry paint base oil to make sure the paint does not stain.
- Choose a fine painting high quality oil base. The paint is not designed to be heat resistant. A thin paint will be less likely to blister and also better cover the porous bricks.
- Apply the paint with a roller to porous surfaces. Keep the brush around to help you when you need to get to the gaps between the bricks and mortar.