I don’t normally mind brick…but the brick in our house has a lot of orange in it. After google searching painting brick I came across a website where someone white washed their brick and I loved it. I wish I could remember the site but I can’t find it.
Here is our Before Picture
Here is during… I was STRESSING at this point!!!! It was WAY, WAY to white for me! But it did look odd because the mantel was not painted yet and the paint was not dry yet!
This is the FINAL picture!
I took a wet towel with a little bit of soap on it and I wiped off the paint in a few spots so it the brick would look old instead of painted. After the the paint was dry I was very happy with the outcome!
It really has really brightened up the room! And the painted mantel is way better too.
In the picture below it’s how it looked with the Valentines Decor up!
To white wash the brick I wiped it down with a wet towel and water and then I took normal wall paint that I had on hand and I did one part paint mixed with one part water. I simply took a brush and brushed the whole fireplace including the grout. It took two coats of paint. Make sure you let the paint dry in between coats. Because the color changes a lot as it dries and soaks into the brick. Before the second coat dried I rubbed off the edges with a wet towel and soap.
This projects was one of the easiest things I have done. I had everything on hand which was great, and it only took about 15 minutes to paint each coat and only about an hour for the paint to dry!
What do you think about the after picture?