Painting a Brick Fireplace: The Ultimate How-to Guide

Painting a brick fireplace guide
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Painting a brick fireplace is a job you can do yourself which can instantly transform your room back into the space you fell in love with.

If your brick fireplace is looking tired and shabby, or it looks like it belongs in a different decade, painting it is a quick and simple solution. Not only can you hide away the bad, but you can bring your room up to date by painting it in a cool contemporary colour, which can be just as transformative as painting a wall.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.