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How to Whitewash Brick Fireplace

Whitewashing is a great way to give your fireplace a fresh, modern look without going through the expense and hassle of a full renovation.

What you'll Need

– white Latex paint – mixing bucket  – large sponge brush  – small paintbrush – cloth – paint stirring stick – dish soap  – painters tape – drop cloth 

Step 1 - Prep the brick fireplace. Clean up the brick surface by dusting and wiping it down with a damp soapy cloth removing any gunk or visible dirt buildup. The painting process can be messy and drippy, so cover any surfaces that you do not want to get paint on.

Step 2 – Create the paint mixture. Create the whitewash solution for application to fireplace brick.  2-2 ratio of paint or 50 percent latex paint / 50 percent water mix

Step 3 –  Paint the grout lines. Use the smaller paintbrush to fill in hard-to-reach areas and edges

Step 4 - Paint the brick.  Take the paintbrush and begin painting the brick. Right before the brick dries up, immediately take a clean rag or cloth and blot off the excess paint to allow the brick to show through slightly.

Step 5 - Let it settle and dry. The drying process is relatively quick, but allow it to dry overnight. You can always go back and access how you really feel about the look.

Read the Full Article for the Pros and Cons of Whitewashing

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