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Whitewashing is a great way to give your fireplace a fresh, modern look without going through the expense and hassle of a full renovation. But it does have its pros and cons.
Pros of Whitewashing Brick
Low, Cost-Effective Solution Whitewashing a brick fireplace is quite affordable and doesn’t require a significant investment of time and resources.
Update the Look of a Room Whitewashing gives your brick fireplace an entirely new, modern look without any major renovation.
This fresh new look will last for years to come – possibly up to 20 -30 years.
Cons of Whitewashing Brick Fireplace
Risk of Uneven Application Whitewashing requires some preciseness for the paint to stick evenly to the brick. If not done correctly, it can result in an uneven finish, with some areas receiving more or less paint than others.
It May Require Several Coats to get the Desired Look. Once you apply the whitewash, depending on the look that you are going for, you may have to reapply a few more coats to get that perfect look.