Faux Paint Red Brick Fireplace

A good one day job today. This fireplace is brick but the previous homeowner painted the bricks white. It would have been too much trouble to try and sandblast off the paint so I was called in to paint the bricks back to original form or better.

As you can see in the picture below I have already painted the top half of the fireplace to what I think is a really nice looking brick pattern and color. I really like the different colors here and especially some of them are almost white and some are dark. Then I painted in the a dark, warm gray for the mortar.

In the next picture you can see how the progress of painting the white brick gets going. The photo is actually where I am about half done. Here I have painted the basecoat brick orange color then painted some darker and some with a golden color and some with a tan color but those colors are lightly applied over the base orange brick color. Looking at this picture it doesn't look like I am going to get where I am going but its almost there.

The next photo is a close up of the finish hearth section of the fireplace and then a photo of the completed project. All in all a job well done.


  1. Hi Robert, I came across your posting on "Faux Painting Artist - Fireplace" on paiting a brick fireplace. I've already painted a coat of white paint over my brick fireplace b/c the existing brick was so worn and blah looking. It's a really rough type brick, not smooth. Anyhow, I really liked the photos of your fireplace after faux painting it back to a brick pattern. I wanted to get step-by-step details (colors used, etc.) on how I could do the same to mine, if possible. Also,what did you use to pattern it, was it w/ a sponge or brush? Thanks so much! :) Lisa


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