How To Do A Simple Fireplace Refresh
How To Do A Simple Fireplace Refresh and get your fireplace ready for the season.
It’s getting to be that time of year again! Can you feel it! I was trying to hang on to summer just a little bit longer! Not sure why fall is my favorite season! But this year I want summer to last just a little longer. It seems like it went so fast! But you can’t miss what’s happening all around us. Everywhere I go there’s fall foods, fall decor, fall colors and smells! And you know what, it’s getting to me to it’s that season again!
Oh and heres how I decorated my mantel for fall. https://houseofmar.com/easy-and-simple-fall-decorating-through-out-the-home/
So I decided to do something that I have been wanting to do for a long time refresh my fireplace. My husband said he didn’t think I should and really should leave the fireplace as it is. He thought I wouldn’t like it the fireplace refresh, he didn’t think it would look very good.
Well, I decided I was going to do it!
I refreshed a fireplace at a home we owned years ago, and I loved how it turned out.
My fireplace really needed an update!
Some years ago we replace the old tile with this stone and I really liked it then, but the colors in the stone made it hard to decorate. I really like the look of painted brick so I thought I would try t update the stone.
This refresh was really very easy to do and didn’t take much time to do.
The first thing I did for my refresh was clean the stone by vacuuming the stone to make it dust free.
Next I wiped down the stone with hot soapy water making sure to do a good cleaning so there was no dust or dirt.
I then let it dry for just a bit.
The whole project took me a few hours to do, I had all the materials on hand… and it dried very quickly!
Painting The Fireplace Refresh
When painting the fireplace to refresh I used a mixture I found on line. I used a 1/2 cup of water and 2 cups of paint. This made the paint thinner to apply on the fireplace stone. A stiff paint brush help to apply the paint and get into the groves of the fireplace stone. I applied two coats, there was no need to let it dry between coats of paint as the stone soaked up the paint pretty quickly.
The mantel and surround also received a little update with some added paint.
And here it is!
The fireplace refresh!
This project was really easy to do and didn’t take much time at all, I also I had all the material on hand!
These are the steps I used to refresh my fireplace.
Items To Use
- Dusting Cloth
- Paint Tarp
- Paint Tape
- Paint Brush
- Container to hold paint
- Paint opener
- Paint stick
- Measuring cup
Steps To Refresh
- Vacuum The Fireplace: Use a vacuum to take dust from the fireplace before you begin the refresh
- Clean the fireplace: Soapy water works well on brick, stone, or tile to clean the dirt.
- The surround of the fireplace: Clean the fireplace surround for a refresh as well.
- Drying: Let the fireplace dry completely from the cleaning.
- Paint tape: Use paint tape to protect any area’s around the fireplace you are not painting.
- Paint Tarp. Place a paint tarp down around the area to avoid any spills or getting paint on anything.
- Paint Supplies: Set the paint supplies in the area on the tarp.
- Paint: Pour the paint in a smaller container such as a plastic bowl for easier use.
Tips On How And What To Use On A Simple Fireplace Refresh
- Soap: Dawn dish soap works really well to clean brick, slate, and tile.
- Wood Fireplace Surround: Murphy’s oil soap works well on cleaning a fireplace wood surround.
- Painter Tape: Tape off an area’s you don’t want to get paint on. Green frog painting works great and removes easily.
- Painting Tarp: Any painters tarp will work, even an old sheet or blanket will do the job.
- Paint brush. Using a stiff paint brush on the brick helps the paint adhere to the porous surface.
- Painting the fireplace surround: When painting the surround of the fireplace use a good brush, one that has an angle at the bristles. Backyard Boss carries a great brush.
- If you choose to paint the inside of the fireplace use an approved paint. The paint must be a fire retardant paint or fire proof paint. Rust-oleum or Rutland both are good brands for this.
I hope you have gather some tips on how to do a simple fireplace refresh.
Thank you for stopping by and have the best day!
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