How do you paint bricks to look weathered?

After thoroughly cleaning the brick, apply acrylic primer to the brick and then acrylic paint once the primer is dry. It’s perfectly acceptable to apply more coats of paint to achieve the color that you want; remember that much of the color will come off as part of the process of distressing.

How do you distress painted brick fireplace?

Step by step instructions I used for distressing my painted fireplace with the Kwik-Strip product.

  1. Step 1 Protect your surfaces.
  2. Step 2 Ventilate the area!!!
  3. Step 3 Put on your gloves and mask.
  4. Step 4 Spray on the Kwik-Strip one section at a time.
  5. Step 5 Use a wire brush to scrape paint.
  6. Step 6 Repeat steps 4-5 as needed.

What kind of paint do you use on a brick fireplace?

Paint the Brick Choose fireplace paint—indoor, latex, heat-resistant paint (either flat, semigloss, or gloss) that’s rated to withstand temperatures generated by the fireplace (generally about 200°F). Remember that this type of paint is only appropriate for the exterior of a brick fireplace, not the interior firebox.

How do you distress a red brick fireplace?

Rub fine-grade sandpaper on the brick, removing a small amount of paint. Vary the depth and speed of your sanding, to create a distressed look. Use steel wool to rub larger pieces of paint away from the fireplace. The steel wool creates a rougher look than the sandpaper.

How do you make painted brick look rustic?

When you distress painted brick you will be removing the paint from some areas and adding darker paint to other areas to make the brick look worn and rustic. Put on a pair of chemical-resistant gloves. Use a wire brush to scrape away a small amount of paint in other areas.

How do you make a brick fireplace look old?

Brick walls are durable and efficient, but they may not add to the vintage decorative style or look you are trying to achieve. Make your brick walls look more vintage by painting them with whitewash. Turn a Plain Wall Into a Brick Wall!

How do you whitewash brick?

Dish soap: Mix one part mild grease-cutting dish soap and one part salt with just enough water to make a loose paste. Apply to the brick with a clean rag and, using a scrub brush, work the paste into the surface. Let sit for 10 minutes before you rinse.

Should you paint your brick fireplace?

Should I Paint My Brick Fireplace? If your brick is dated or you simply do not like it, by all means paint your fireplace. If you have a large expanse of brick or a really huge fireplace that you are considering tearing out, try painting it white first.