Maybe it’s because we subscribe to that age-old myth that you can’t paint brick. If you truly want to catch up with the present, it starts in the home.
Whatever our irrational rationale, we give in to paralysis. And the most obvious, most glaring, most desperately out of date part of the home is also the home’s focal point: the fireplace.
Blackened soot, ashes and dust particles can accumulate on the exterior and interior spaces of a fireplace, making the bricks look old and dirty.Use a medium 120-grit sandpaper to lightly sand any loose pieces of mortar or crumbling brick on your fireplace.This is a brick fireplace that had been painted white.The whole room had recently been remodeled leaving the fireplace looking like the last vestige of the older house.It was also lacking a significant mantel, which the client found limiting.
We got lucky and found a simple mantel at a recycle center that will slip over our existing mantel.We’re constantly doing just about everything in our power to stay current, especially in our homes.We change the curtains, the carpet, the counters, the cabinets—whenever we notice some aspect of our house that’s embarrassingly behind the times, we’re usually pretty quick to take action.Now if you’re a man, and your reading this post because your wife strategically left this open in the browser on your computer in hopes that you might see the pictures and suddenly be stricken with an urge to allow her to paint the fireplace that she’s hated since the day you moved into your house, but that you insisted should never be painted because survive a bit of painted brick. (Seriously, what is it with men and their brick and wood? Let’s get to the pictureless instructions, shall we?Contrary to what most men think, painting brick really doesn’t upset the balance of the universe. of painting brick is just intimidating for lots of people, but there’s really nothing difficult about it.Next, clean the bricks with a solution of vinegar mixed with warm water.