Before sharing today's DIY project, I wanted to announce that my E-Book "DIY Interior Design For Real People" is currently available in a gigantic bundle of 76 DIY related E-books (.95 for the complete bundle) for the next five days only. Immediately after I met with Sarah and discussed the option of painting their fireplace, they got to work researching brick painting techniques.They decided to go for a white-wash finish as opposed to an opaque paint finish . Then, using a mixture of equal parts of latex paint and water, one of them applied it to the bricks with a paintbrush while the other followed behind with a rag removing the access.The white wash technique allows the variation in the color of the bricks to show through.Brick is extremely porous and absorbs paint unevenly, which is a good thing in this example.This will insure that you will be happy with the results.
You can use multiple coats (by repeating the process) depending on the coverage you prefer.
You want to mix up the shades to create a realistic look.
There are little bumps on the sides of some stones. I stacked stones to see how the mix of size and color variation would look before applying them.
Suitable for gas and electrical firesurrounds, back panels and hearths.
Please note, if you have a solid fuel fire, Fireplace Stone Coating is only suitable for the surround. Stipple the surface while still wet using a stippling brush or a small paste brush to give a uniformed mottled appearance.