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How do you whitewash a red brick fireplace?

How to Whitewash Brick
  1. Clean the brick gently and thoroughly.
  2. Remove all lingering paint from the paint surface.
  3. Tape and cover any surfaces you wish to protect.
  4. Prepare the whitewash—a 50/50 solution of water and white latex paint.
  5. Apply the whitewash via brush or rag.

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Accordingly, what kind of paint do you use to whitewash a brick fireplace?

Apply Whitewash Pour equal parts white latex paint and water in a container and mix them to an even consistency.

Subsequently, question is, can you whitewash brick with any color? Whitewash Paint If possible, remove the mantel or cover it with taped plastic. Mix equal parts white latex paint and water, and apply the paint to the brick and grout using a paintbrush. You may want to try out a few different shades of white or light gray or try different ratios of paint to water.

One may also ask, how do you Limewash red brick fireplace?

Just mix 1 part white vinegar with 1 part water in a spray bottle, saturate the dirty brick with it, and scrub scrub scrub. Good as new brick!

What is a good color to paint a brick fireplace?

For a more timeless look, opt for light, mid or dark gray, light or mid brown, gray-beige or taupe. To give the fireplace a mottled effect, cut a couple of sponges to brick-size, and use them to dab light- and mid-neutral paint on random bricks.

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