The fireplace wasn’t even something they had thought of me working on, but the moment I walked in, it was SCREAMING for some DIY love from me. Your paint mix will be really thin, so you’ll want the rag in hand to catch any drips.
Brush your paint mix on a 1×1 area and then immediately use your rag to rub it deeply into the brick and then remove any excess.
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Updating your fireplace can seem overwhelming, but let me tell you it’s not as hard as it seems and if you’re really determined (like me) you can get it done less than 24 hours! One of my best gal pals was moving into a new house, so I trucked on down to Maryland to help move and to try to tackle a few fun projects.I purchased disposable foam & bristle brushes and simply painted thin layers over the existing brown/brass fireplace surround.I found that using the foam brush was the easiest to apply. The directions said that it would be dry to the touch in a 4-6 hours but it was still tacky so I just let it dry for a full 24 hours before applying a 2nd coat. Take a look at our book for advice on "How to Remodel a Fireplace".The room was then painted to bring out some of the interesting colors in the tile. Scroll down to see some fun before and after pictures. It made the room feel small because of its mass and the fireplace lacked style. The mass was reduced by using textured sheetrock above the fireplace mantel to match the existing walls.