Navy painted brick fireplace. In case you dont know what the 100 room challenge is its a challenge to make over one space in your home in only four weeks with a 100 budget. I have written another painted brick post with 15 real life examples of painted brick houses and the colors used on the trim and paint please see link at the bottom of this post. The bricks soak up the wash pretty quickly.
This was my chance a faux brick wall and here is how we did it. Ever since i made my sons fire station i have wanted to use the brick paneling elsewhere. My diy rustic fireplace mantel is complete.
A few important things to note. My first instinct was shiplap but i wanted to try something new. If you are painting your brick i highly recommend that you have a contractor build a small braced brick test wall on plywood and have the front face the same direction as the front of your house or whatever area of your house you are testing.
Painted brick is a new trend weve seen in the past two years parade of homes but this year there were a total of four homes that used this type of application. Lately the best idea ive seen while driving around is a new to me treatment on brick. To apply the paint i worked in sections and first painted the mortar by cramming my brush in and stippling dabbing and doing whatever it took to get into the crevices and then worked my way across the bricks.
When you first run your brush over them it seems like youve straight up painted them white and then you dab and then glance again a few seconds later a bunch has soaked up and a lot of the bricks coloring comes oozing through. Easy step by step tutorial to paint a brick fireplace the right way. My phone is full of pictures like this ive kinda become shameless when it comes to taking pictures now that i have this blog.
Very excited to share it. Includes simple techniques and the best paints to use.