How To Paint White Stone Fireplace
How To Paint White Stone Fireplace – The fireplace in the living room should be a part of the room that you love. The crackling fire will make you feel warm and cozy. If you cringe every time you look at your fireplace, it may be time to give it a makeover. White stone fireplaces, made from natural, light-colored stone, may not coordinate with the rest of your decor. Paint your turn your fireplace into a place that you love.
Cover the floor under the stove with a tarpaulin before painting white stone fireplace. Move all furniture from the stove. Take down all the mantels and shelves. Clean the white stone thoroughly with a mixture of two tablespoons of detergent and a gallon of water. Dip a sponge in the mixture and wipe clean the stove. Rinse the sponge with clean water and wipe away any soap residue. Let the stone fireplace to dry completely. Apply masonry primer between the cracks in the stone with a brush. Masonry primer adheres well on the stone work then abrasive brush in between the stones to cover all exposed areas.
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Paint the face of each white stone fireplace with the primer. Apply a second coat of primer if necessary. Let the primer dry for four hours. Paint the stones using the same technology that is used to apply the primer. Use a good quality interior latex paint. Select a semi-gloss surface. Semi-gloss is easier to wipe clean than flat paints. Apply first coat and let it dry to the touch. Apply a second coat of paint. Let the fireplace to dry completely.