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Cheryl in TX

04:42PM | 06/25/03
Member Since: 06/24/03
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My mom has a natural red brick fireplace and doesn't like the red color. Suggestions on the best way to paint/white wash brick...?

retisin

04:59PM | 06/27/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Use a wire brush to etch it and cleaned up,then use mineral spirits to get any wax or oily residue that may be on it get some primer(many kinds out their),have the place tint it to the paint color you want.Then go ahead and paint it to your likeing.

5slb6

03:04PM | 06/28/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would go with an oil based primer on the red brick as you can get clay staining from some brick if you prime with latex. You can use a quick dry or slow dry primer as either will work just fine.
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