How to Paint a Brick Fireplace and Mantle

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Painting a brick fireplace is a daunting proposition. I actually thought over whether or not I was going to do it for about 6 months…and to tell you the truth I wasn’t even sure after the first brushstroke of primer. But let me tell you, IT’S WORTH IT! Check out the video and step by step guide below on how to paint a brick fireplace and mantle. You won’t regret it!

Be sure to watch the video above on how to paint YOUR ugly old brick fireplace and mantle. Don’t forget to check out the material and tools list to see what type of paint and primer I used in the renovation!


Difficulty:
Beginner


Time Required:
Weekend


Cost:
Under $150

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Material Purchase List:

Primer:
1 Gal – Sherwin Williams Loxon Concrete & Masonry Primer/Sealer (for bricks/mortar)
1 Gal – General Purpose Primer (for wood mantle)
Paint
1 Gal – Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Interior Acrylic Latex (tinted to “7005 Pure White”)

Wire Brush
Paintbrush
Mini Roller Frame
Mini Roller Replacement
Mini Rolling Pan/Cup
Shop Vac

*Not sure of the best tools for the job? Check out my article on beginners tools: Tools for New DIYers

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