We’ve heard it all before. A fireplace with dark, outdated, and dare I say “ugly” brick has a homeowner exasperated, frustrated, and ready to pay any price to make it go away. Well, there is a solution that makes sense, doesn’t cost a fortune, and gives amazing results. Painting your brick fireplace gives a face-lift not only to your fireplace but to your entire room.
Are you one of those people who cringe at the thought of putting paint on brick? There are a lot of you out there, especially men! You’re afraid that if you don’t like what you’ve done, there’s no turning back. You’re right, once you paint, it’s hard to go back. Well, I’ll give you some food for thought. If your brick fireplace is ugly, you’ve got a few choices.
1. Leave it like it is. Heck, I’ve lived with it this long. Maybe it’ll grow on me.
2. Hire a contractor to tear the whole thing out and start over with another building material like tile, marble or granite.
3. Sheetrock over the entire fireplace. I never use it anyway.
4. Install tile, sheet-rock, or granite over the brick.
5. Paint it.
These are all viable options depending on how much money you want to spend on your project. Most of us are working on a limited budget so why not try the “painting” option first. If you don’t like it you can go to plan “B”.
Painting your brick can be done pretty quickly if you go to the paint store, buy a can of paint and paint away. You’ll get a solid color look over your entire fireplace. Many times a homeowner will choose white paint (I don’t know why). But I prefer a soft tan or gray to compliment the wall color. Another option is to paint your brick and get a real brick look with the Brick-Anew paint kit.
The Brick-Anew do-it-yourself paint kit has all the tools you need for your project…brushes, rollers, paint tray, sea sponge, and painters tape. It comes with 5 shades of paint for brick that work together to shade each one to create a “real brick”, not a painted, look for your fireplace. An easy to follow instructional DVD makes the project simple. When you’re finished, your fireplace looks like it’s been rebuilt with a different color brick. You’re the only one who has to know it’s been painted!
So, consider painting your brick as one of your Spring projects. In just a few hours, you’ll have a new, fresh look. You’ll wonder why you waited so long to do it. There’s no reason not to if you’re sick and tired of your outdated brick. Oh, and did I mention there’s a money back guarantee with Brick-Anew? What have you got to lose? Let us know how it goes!