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Brick fireplace cover up ideas. Modern fireplaces vary in heat efficiency depending on the design. I did our with just a bag of sand and cement and it ended up having a character type finish was over the dark 1970s brown brick fireplace and hearth where it was not quite 100 even then painted it white but we were going for a countryfrench provincial look and then we poured the concrete hearth and went to a dark. A few weeks ago i shared a living room before and aftersince the post i have received requests for a tutorial on the fireplace transformation.
Let me remind you of what my family room looked like when we moved in. Wow looks great and very modern excellent work. Again i used a 34 inch roller and it took another hour or so to get the whole fireplace covered.
Step 3 using painters tape cover the areas around the fireplace that you do not want to paint such as where the brick meets the floor and walls. Replacing a hearth and surroundeither with seamless tone slabs or with ceramic or stone tilesmakes a big difference in the way a fireplace looks. Chipped bricks a stained hearth and years of accumulated soot can turn what should be the focal point of a living room into an eyesore.
A dirty and tired orange brick fireplace gets a brightened up weathered lime washed brick makeover plus a full tutorial to do it yourself. Painting a brick fireplace. See how this awkward glass fireplace was transformed into an elegant classic with antique brick white molding and a gas insert.
Ask and ye shall receive. A fireplace is a structure made of brick stone or metal designed to contain a fire. Following the kilz primer i applied behr masonry stucco and brick paint in white.