How to Get Rid of Shiny Coating Painted on a Stone Fireplace?

Answer A high gloss shine applied over the top of brick or other stonework can make the stone look less rustic and historic. If you are looking to create a warm and rustic charm in your own home, it is ne... Read More »

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Can you use gas logs in a painted brick fireplace?

As long as there is no paint applied inside the firebox, you can paint any brick fireplace. Fireplace paint is available for this popular option when modernizing an old home's interior décor. Ne... Read More »

How do I clean a painted brick fireplace?

PreparationSweep the ashes from the hearth with a hand broom. Use a dry microfiber cloth to collect any loose dust and debris. Fill a 5-gallon bucket with warm water and 1 tsp. of unscented, clear ... Read More »

How do I remove soot from white painted brick fireplace?

Clean the Fireplace With White VinegarRoll a golf ball-size piece of children's molding dough into a solid ball. Press the ball of dough over small areas of smoke or soot buildup as this safely tak... Read More »

How do I add faux stone to a fireplace?

Preparing the SurfacePrepare the surface by applying wire mesh to the exterior of the fireplace, and tack it in place with mortar nails or brads. Tack the wire mesh in several places over the surfa... Read More »