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08:33PM | 10/17/21
Hi there!

I have a question about repainting an already pained brick fireplace.
Our brick fireplace was painted grey by the previous house owner. We are considering painting it black.
Should we remove the old paint prior to painting it? Or should we apply the primer on top of the existing paint?

Thank you


09:39PM | 10/17/21
Buy a bottle of deglosser and follow the directions on the bottle. Search the internet on using deglosser. You use the deglosser on the old paint after making sure the old paint surface is clean, preferrably with TSP cleaner, TSP doesn't leave a soapy residue that will affect paint adhering. The deglosser preps the old paint so the new paint will 'stick' to it but the deglosser only preps the old paint for about 10 minutes of 'working' time so it will be degloss and then paint, repeat, in small sections at a time.

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