Fireplace Painting – Painting Brick Fireplace
In the cooler months, your hearth is the center of your home – and this is especially true if you have a fireplace. But an outdated or crumbling brick fireplace can make your living room or den look unattractive, can impact the value of your home and make it hard to decorate properly.
However, replacing a brick fireplace is often very expensive. But don’t worry – there’s a better way!
At Kansas City House Painters, we can paint your brick fireplace and restore it, to revitalize your home without breaking the bank.
How to Paint a Brick Fireplace
Painting a brick fireplace requires some preparation and other steps to ensure that the job is done properly. When we paint brick fireplaces in Kansas City, we use the following step-by-step process.
- Clean and assess the condition of the fireplace – We start by cleaning the surface of the brick. If the brick is clean, we use damp rags and cleaners to wipe off any dust or dirt. More dirty brick is restored using a metal wire brush and heavy duty cleaning supplies to ensure it’s free of soot, dust, and dirt. We’ll also take a look at the condition of your bricks and your fireplace. If there are major issues, you may need to work with a contractor to restore your fireplace before we can begin painting.
- Prime the brick with a sealer and stainblocker – We use a specialized “3-in-1” primer, sealer, and stainblocker that’s designed specifically for porous materials, such as brick and other types of masonry. We apply a thick, generous coat to ensure that your paint goes on smoothly and that it’s sealed and protected from stains and damage.
- Paint the brick surface – We use rollers and brushes, along with high-quality masonry paint, in order to guarantee a smooth and perfectly-finished surface. We get into every little nook and cranny in the brickwork, and make sure that every surface is covered by a beautiful, thick, and even coat of paint.
The result is a beautiful, modern fireplace. Whether your bricks have already been painted and you don’t like the color – or they have been unfinished since you’ve owned your home – you’re sure to love the results.
Note: The interior of the fireplace will not be painted. It will be subjected to high heat, soot, and smoke, and this makes painting it counterproductive. In addition, most paints break down under high heat, which can release dangerous fumes.
Restore Your Fireplace With A Fresh Coat Of Paint!
By painting your brick fireplace, you can restore your fireplace, and keep it looking bright, bold, and beautiful for years to come. Interested? Contact us now and we’d be happy to give you an estimate for your fireplace! You can also take a look at our website to get more information about our services.