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Old 05-21-2008, 12:36 AM   #1
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not sure which forum this belongs on but, I have a potential client that has a dark brick fireplace sucking all the light out of their living room. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could lighten it (short of a sledge hammer and a mason)? I was thinking maybe super thinning some white latex paint and sponging it on? Maybe some whitewashing? It would be a fun thing to figure out. But it has to hold up to heating up from the fire.

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You can use almost any paint to do it ,whats important is when you paint inside of a fireplace which needs a fireproof coating....I personally would tell them to do some tile work instead... You can acheive a bunch of differnt affects with paint and glaze...

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I wouldnt put paint on a fireplace, you can get somma that natural stone in light colors, itll look better. its not that big a deal to put up,
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I don't want to completely cover the bricks with paint, I just want to lighten them a little. Am I crazy?
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I have used thined out H&S or is it H&C contrecte stain to color match brick in the past.
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