One project that we wanted to tackle since we moved into this house was the fireplace in the living room, the brick did not match our interior design style and the mantelpiece was yellowish-white, maybe it was white at some point, but when we moved it was in it. very out of date for the color. Now is the time to create a white brick fireplace.
Next up is the One Room Challenge, so we finally had to tackle the fireplace. because that’s the goal of this challenge! Strive to tackle the projects that have always been on your to-do list! I knew I loved electric White fireplaces, so we wanted to paint the bricks that way, and since the fireplace needed to be painted, we chose the same color as our interior doors. Painting the bricks white was a snap as we painted the exterior bricks of our house white. And we’ve learned a lot from it, so I have some simple tips to help you paint your brick white!
The Best thanks to producing White Brick Fireplaces
Primer Is Your Friend
For any brick painting project (or any other project) we start with a primer. The primer will help prepare the brick to contain the paint. For bricks, it’s best to have something that has an extra rim to maintain the color. We use Sherwin Williams Extreme Bond Primer. It was really smooth and covered everything which made painting extremely easy!
Hot Cut Once the primer is dry
you are ready to start painting! We’ve found that it’s easier to smooth out any drip marks if you cut out first (like around the outline of the entire chimney) and then use your rolling pin. For this project, Ben did all the finishing touches while I was using the roller. I was able to sand so much by cutting the Fireplace.
For the fireplace, we have a bent to use Sherwin Williams Emerald Interior paint in extra white with a matte finish. For the mantelpiece, we tend to opt for Emerald Interior paint in Iron Ore, to match all of our interior doors. I’m an outsized fan of this paint as a result of it containing antimicrobial agents that inhibit the growth of mildew or mildew on the paint surface. Plus, it hides dark colors and stains whereas providing a sleek finish. Everything we look for in our paint merchandise.
I never knew the feel (or nap) of the paint roller was important until we painted our exterior tile, so I found out that the roller skin really made a world of difference! (I pocketed my sore hands from having to push the rollers pretty hard into the nooks and crannies of the brick.) We used a 3/4 inch nap for the white brick fireplace. Make sure the nap is at least 3/4 of an inch!
The reason is that thicker hair will fill more porous surfaces better, while smaller hair will create smoother surfaces. (Thanks to the Sherwin Williams in-store experts for explaining!) Consumables For this project we used a variety of handy products! First, let’s start by covering the entire chimney with Frog Tape. We also used a rain cover. Well, it was an old leaf that became our leaf.
As for the rollers and brushes, we used inch roller bristles for the brick, then we used a trim brush throughout the fairing, for the mantle we used a flat brush and a 1/4 ” roller set to make the tray to be able to remove. when we are ready. We are also big fans of the HANDy color mug! Nice to have it while you do all of the cutting. Also, it magnetically holds the brush on one side as this is very useful.
And the paint nozzle is a lifesaver when it comes to painting any project! This nozzle saves a lot of cleaning time, as the paint does not run down the side of the can, but rather just drips into the can due to the angle. To learn how to paint brick fireplaces white, check out The Organized Mama TV, where I go through all of these tips.