How to turn my brick fireplace into classic/aged look?

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Old 03-28-12, 11:26 AM
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How to turn my brick fireplace into classic/aged look?

I would like to paint this firetruck red fireplace

into something like this (on left.. I love how it's not all one solid color)


Any ideas?
 
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Old 03-28-12, 03:20 PM
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How much time and patience do you have?

You would paint all the mortar joints first, once that's dry use a short nap roller for the face of the brick. Try not to overload the roller with paint as any paint that gets on the mortar will have to be touched up. Taking a rag and blotting up some of the fresh paint will help you get the multi color look. Any bricks that you want darker would get repainted next.

The job can be done but I wouldn't want to
 
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Old 03-29-12, 04:30 AM
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Like he said, paint the "mortar" first. Then, if it were me, I'd cut a sponge block to the size of a single brick and use it like a stamp to stamp different colors of paint on various bricks. A concrete mason's rubber float would work great for this because it has a handle on the back. Just an idea.
 
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[QUOTE]if it were me, I'd cut a sponge block to the size of a single brick[QUOTE]

Great idea, I'd cut the sponge just a little bit smaller than the brick. The sponge will become a little larger when it's compressed.
 
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