Whitewash a Brick Fireplace!

by Home Pros Guide on Tue, Jun 29th Categories: whitewash, brick, homeprosguide, color, surfaces, paint, bucket, rags, towels, dropcloth (80 Views)

Whitewash a Brick Fireplace!

A great thing about whitewashing is that you can color it any color you want.

Whitewash preserves the natural texture of the brick while bonding tenaciously to masonry or coarse wood surfaces.

 

Materials you'll need:

 

  • Dropcloth for floor and surrounding area!
  • Bucket
  • Rags & towels
  • Painters tape
  • Latex paint,
  • Brush

 

How to clean brick before whitewashing?

 

To start:

Prepare your area with drop cloths or plastic. (COVER EVERYTHING)

Repair and clean brick if needed. Inspect your mortar and make sure there are no gaps or cracks

 

Using a wire brush and soapy water, scrub brick and remove any white deposits or dirt.

 

Tip: If you're having trouble getting the surface clean, you can use a mixture of trisodium phosphate and water (TSP).

 

Prepare the whitewash: 50/50 solution of water and white latex paint, mixture will be runny.

Starting from the top, apply the whitewash with a brush or rag, working your way down.

Try to cover evenly, you can run the paint along the mortar to make them nice and white.

After fully covered. let dry for several hours.

 

If you end up not liking your whitewash!

How to Remove Paint From Brick:

Simply remove the paint from the brink with a gel paint stripper for brick, such as CitriStrip or SoyGel.

This can be used to remove paint from the surface while also containing any lead particles. Apply a thick coat with a disposable paintbrush, following the product's directions.

 

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