Restoring a Painted Brick Fireplace

Jun 5th

Painted brick fireplace – is usually the focal point of a house. The brick is a durable material that resists wear years. Clean the surface of the bricks with a solution of detergent and hot water. Use a brush to remove stains from smoke, dust and debris. Rinse the bricks with a cloth soaked in hot water, removing all soap residue and contaminants. Let the bricks dry while preparing your workspace.

Painted Brick Fireplace Ideas
Painted Brick Fireplace Ideas

Supply adequate ventilation by opening windows and building fans. Cover your floor with a piece of plastic. Place several layers of newspaper on top of the plastic to absorb spills. Brush the paint stripper on the surface of the painted brick fireplace, following package directions. Let your separator to absorb the recommended amount of time, usually five to 10 minutes.

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Remove loose paint with a heavy wire brush. Create small circular motions with your wire brush to buff away old paint. Use gentle pressure to avoid damaging the bricks. Brush in another application of paint remover to loosen stubborn particles of painted brick fireplace. Let the second coat adequate time to soak into the paint and then buff away old paint with heavy wire brush. Use your small wire brush to work in small depressions in the bricks and mortar beside.