For some of us, we get a warm cozy feeling when we think about our fireplace.

Roasting marshmallows with the family. A glass of wine by the fire after a long day.  Cozying up with a warm blanket and a book, watching the dancing flames. For others, we get a creepy eerie feeling thinking of the dark structure lurking in the corner of our living room. Never enjoyed by anyone. Just sitting there taking up space.

You’ve lived with that drab outdated brick for years, not knowing how to make it better.  No matter how you’ve tried to decorate your room…there it is. Heavy. Looming. Depressing.

That dingy “Brady Bunch Brick” was groovy in the 1970’s…

70's Fireplace Brick

But today…not so much.  It’s time to consider getting rid of that ugly brick once and for all and give your fireplace a facelift with –

You guessed it… paint!

Painting your brick is a fast, easy way to get a fresh new look without ruining your budget. Whether your ugly outdated brick is a wall in your kitchen or a fireplace in the middle of your living room, paint can be just the thing for a quick facelift.  It’s cheaper than any other remodeling option and what have you got to lose by giving it a try? You can always choose another remodeling option if you don’t like the painted look.

Still not convinced?  Read on and maybe you’ll be inspired to tackle that fireplace painting project you’ve put off for so long……

Why Paint Your Brick Fireplace?

Are you asking yourself, “Why in the world should I paint my brick fireplace?”  Here are some reasons to help you think through your decision:

1. Painting your brick is quick, easy and you get immediate results. 

Even if you’re not a DIY pro, painting brick is not a project that requires a lot of skill.  Grab a paintbrush and a can of paint and you’re off and running. If you’re in a hurry to complete the project, painting a brick fireplace can be done pretty quickly unless your brick wall or fireplace is extremely large.  Even then, it shouldn’t take more than a couple of days to finish. Depending on what kind of paint project you decide on (there are several options), you might need additional materials, but we’ll get to that a little later. As soon as you start applying the paint to your brick, you’ll see immediate results.  That feeling of “Why didn’t I do this a long time ago?!? There’s something satisfying about the immediate gratification you feel about covering up ugly brick that just makes you smile.

2. You can do it yourself without having to hire a contractor.

Painting your brick is a project you can do yourself without having to hire expensive contractors.  Professionals could charge anywhere from $500 – $2000, depending on the complexity of the project. But this article is here to show you that paying a professional to paint your brick is so unnecessary because the project is so simple. With the proper tools and paint, it’s possible to make your fireplace look as if it was painted by a professional while spending less than a quarter of a contractor’s price.


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