Painting Brick Fireplace

Old 10-02-03, 10:51 AM
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Painting Brick Fireplace

I have a red brick fireplace that overwhelms the room and would like to paint it a light color. What kind of paint or other materials do I need? Any "rules" on application?
Old 10-02-03, 05:35 PM
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Make sure its clean and dust-free, and prime with a latex masonry primer. Then paint away.

IMO, semi-gloss or satin looks best on fireplaces.

If painting the inside (firebox) area, it must be cleaned thoroughly with TSP or something comparable and hi-temp paint should be used.
Old 10-02-03, 05:45 PM
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Make absolutely sure you want to paint it. You cannot clean the brick of all the paint if you decide you do not like it.

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