Updating an old fireplace

Posted by / 28-Jan-2018 20:56

Updating an old fireplace

Sometimes a fireplace simply needs a thorough cleaning and a little maintenance to give it an updated, fresh look.Blackened soot, ashes and dust particles can accumulate on the exterior and interior spaces of a fireplace, making the bricks look old and dirty.Illuminate your art with an eyeball can light installed in the ceiling.

Unfortunately, some surrounds also have a strip of brass that separates the tile surround from the fireplace insert and this is not removable, however once the other pieces are painted it’s barely noticeable.

Conversely, dark-colored paint can make an oversize fireplace appear smaller.

After cleaning the bricks, apply a paint primer formulated especially for brick.

Use a high-temperature firebox paint to make the firebox look clean and new.

You can also reface your red brick fireplace with faux rock panels that mimic natural stone.

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Allow the primer to dry before rolling on an interior latex paint over the fireplace bricks.