DIY

Painting a Stone Fireplace

First of all, allow me to explain why. Our home is slowly turning into a white neutral haven with french farmhouse detail. The stone fireplace was beautiful but no longer blended within the style of our home.๐Ÿ™„ So, we decided to paint it!

ย  Here’s a before picture!

Step One – Choose Color

I went with the same color as White Dove by Benjamin Moore but I had it mixed at Home Depot for convenience. (Tip – Home Depot has a formula for every Benjamin Moore color) ๐Ÿ˜Œ White Dove is the color of our shiplap so I knew it would work.

Purchase Paint

Behr Masonry, Stucco and Brick Paint in a flat finish is what we used. One gallon can was around $20 ๐Ÿค‘ and completely finished our large double sided fireplace.

Prep

Prep is self explanatory but important. I know first hand because we skipped it on one side and had to start over. Simple – wipe off the old dust. ๐Ÿ˜ท

Also, this would be the time to tape plastic over anything you donโ€™t want painted.

Begin Spraying

Hereโ€™s an electric paint sprayerย off Amazon similar to what we used. We applied two coats to each side and BAM we were done! ๐Ÿ˜ This projects was simple once we figured out what to do. Aaron and I literally stood in Home Depot and debated on how to go about this project.. (There might have been a slight disagreement) All in all, we figured it out and I couldnโ€™t be more pleased with the results !๐Ÿ˜

Btw – He was right about not priming the stone (Iโ€™m a advocate of primer) and I was right about the flat finish selection. Nothing builds a marriage better than a home improvement project. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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