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White Wash a Brick Fireplace

In One Easy Step

When my client asked me to paint this massive fireplace, I was reluctant because it stands 23-feet high. Yikes! Because I like a challenge, I agreed to do it and I’m so glad I did. The results are amazing.

How to white wash a brick fireplace in one easy step

The challenge was getting to the top. I climb scaffolds all the time and I’m not afraid of heights, but putting a ladder on double-scaffold makes my knees weak. Thank goodness my assistant stepped up, literally. LOL!

How to white wash a brick fireplace in one easy step

As I mentioned this is a one-step process. All you need is a chip brush and flat white paint. Add as much or little paint as desired.

Here’s a quick tutorial showing you how easy this technique is:

How to white wash a brick fireplace in one easy step

Now, go back and look at the before picture. It’s this much better. It doesn’t overpower the room anymore, giving this space a softer and more cohesive feel.

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