Updating a rock fireplace
house, I was certain we would demo the fireplace before we even moved in. So, as with all design dilemmas, we decided to paint it white.We saved both time and money and we’ve never looked back.Please mark your paint cans…that may have been the problem.When I touched up the first time, I used a slightly different finish.Choose a primer designed for masonry (like this one) so you know it will adhere to the stone, and let your primer fully dry before painting.Paint the stone (with the right applicator): Depending on the pattern and severity of texture in your masonry (flat fronted brick to jagged edged stones), you may need a different tool than usual to apply your paint and primer.Good luck and I love seeing your before and after photos! ” I really think that painting an outdated-looking brick wall or fireplace can modernize the space while keeping the original texture can give it a fresh new facelift without having to replace the masonry or cover over it.
To soften the look of all that stone I used our favorite cozy pillows from Pottery Barn.I think this Update on painting a stone fireplace and maintenance: When I first posted about painting our fireplace I indicated that I planned on re-painitng it every year.I did this at first because I thought it really needed it. You can easily spot clean and it touches up beautifully.Make sure to protect your floors and nearby walls when you paint—there’s a lot of potential for dripping!There’s usually a standard of finish when you are painting a surface.