The process is simple. Take diluted paint, and one person brushes it on, while the other follows behind with a rag to remove the excess. I thought we would have to be really fast about this, but to my surprise - the paint was really forgiving. In fact, we had to let it soak a little longer on the brick to get the white we really wanted.
Pretty straightforward - dust & clean your fireplace as best you can. If you want some more darker bricks to show through later, this is the time to paint some of them black, or brown, or deep red or whatever.
We skipped that step, as we already had some dirty bricks. Then, mix up your whitewash. This is a simple half & half mix: 50% Water, 50% white latex paint.
Then you get to work! Brush a small area on, then wipe it off. You can always repeat if it's not as white as you'd like.
Click here to see), to really make the fireplace pop. (again, click here to see!) And finished:
added river rock to the fireplace, and it's great!
Well I guess it's Monday again, back to work, huh? Have a great day & a productive week ahead!
P.S. Here's a sneak peak of the fireplace with our new wall, click here to go read more about it: