To paint or not to paint brick or stone fireplaces is always a big decision. This question is the most popular topic I get emails about. I have to admit I’m fearless when it comes to painting brick or stone. I realize it’s permanent, but I have always liked the results. When we first purchased our Connecticut home I was convinced we would demo the fireplace and replace it with something more traditional. Once we started exploring that option, we realized it was expensive and we would still have a raised hearth. So with expense in mind and results not what we wanted, we decided to have it painted white. Basically that’s my answer to every design dilemma. Have you ever painted brick or stone?
My favorite white paint is Benjamin Moore Cloud White. Or if you are out west, Dunn Edwards Whisper White. It’s not too white or too creamy. It’s a true white, but still warm without any yellow. I repaint the fireplace about once a year to freshen it up.
Our painters were still not convinced that I really meant everything painted white.
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