A white brick fireplace becomes the talking point of any room and adds an element of elegance and crispness to the overall decor of the room. Brick Anew has developed white fireplace painting kits so that you too can enjoy the luxurious look of a white-painted brick fireplace. 

Whether you’re looking for how to use one of our fireplace paint kits or just some helpful tips on painting a brick fireplace white, read this post to learn more about what you can expect.

 

Where can I get white paint from?

 

The most important thing to remember when painting a brick fireplace white is to use good-quality paint. Poor quality products can leave streaks in your paintwork which will leave the job looking shabby and unprofessional. 

Brick Anew has developed a white brick fireplace product range to match the kind of look you’d be aiming for if you were to paint your brick fireplace white. Our Frosted Sunshine and Misty Harbour paint colors are designed to bring your fireplace to life in the way you want. 

If you’ve got your pint product and are ready to start the fun painting process, follow our simple step-by-step guide to get the professional look from your paint job. We’ve laid out our top tips for painting your brick fireplace white.  

 

Painting Your Brick Fireplace White: A Step-By-Step Guide

 

Painting your brick fireplace white is a fun activity to do at home and will transform any space into a light and bright area. For a professional look, you need to make sure the job is done properly following the correct method. This will give you the best outcome and make your life a whole lot easier when it comes to paint day. 

With these quick and easy steps, we’ll take you through how to paint a brick fireplace white to get the look you want.

 

Protect Your Surroundings

 

The first thing to do is to protect your surroundings. This means you need to make sure any surrounding furniture, walls, and floors do not get any paint splattered on them. It’s always best to protect your furniture against white paint splatters using drop cloths. Simply cover your sofas, tables, and any other furniture using an old sheet or duvet cover. 

To protect the walls, use painter’s tape to demarcate the boundary of where you want the white paint to end. This will help to prevent any unwanted white paint from getting onto the walls next to the brick fireplace. 

You can also apply painter’s tape to the bottom of the skirting board for the same reason. To protect the below flooring, use newspaper and drop cloths to cover the floor below the fireplace. 

 

Clean the Brick Fireplace

 

Once you have properly protected your surroundings, you need to make sure the brickwork on the fireplace is clean enough to paint over. For this, you will need a bucket of soapy water and a stiff brush or wire brush. 

Dip the brush into the soap solution and begin scrubbing the outside of the fireplace to get the bricks as clean as possible. This will help the paint stick to the bricks a lot better and remove any lumps and bumps from the brickwork that may get caught up in the paint. 

This can be a messy job so be prepared to get your hands dirty. 

Once you have cleaned the brick fireplace, let it dry for a few hours. If you’re in a hurry and want to get moving on the paint job, set a couple of standup fans onto the fireplace. The airflow will make the brickwork dry quicker.

 

Clean Fireplace Brick

 

Fix Any Cracks in the Brickwork

 

Now that you’ve scrubbed the fireplace, any cracks or inconsistencies should be a lot more obvious. For a lovely smooth finish on the fireplace, use filler to repair any of these cracks. 

Because you are painting the fireplace white, filling in the cracks before you begin painting will help you achieve a professional paint look and prevent any holes from appearing in the finished project.

 

Repair a Fireplace

 

Start Painting

 

Finally, it’s time for the fun part – to start painting your brick fireplace white! For this step, you will need a paintbrush that’s fine enough to get into the corners and a roller brush for the larger areas of the fireplace. You will also need the paint you have selected for the job. We can recommend using Brick Anew’s Misty Harbour or Frosted Sunshine paint kits for a truly stunning paint job.

Apply the paint carefully to ensure you get a neat finish. If you apply the first coat and think it could be whiter, wait for it to dry and go over it again with a second coat. Once you’re happy with the paint job, leave the fireplace to dry overnight and pack up all of the equipment and protective materials.