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Old 12-19-2009, 12:35 PM   #1
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Brick Fireplace Paint ...

Hello. This is my first post so thanks in advance to all who offer their help.

I'm remodeling my dining room and about to install a new mantle and built in book shelves. Before doing so, I want to change the color of my brick fireplace. Previous owner loved pink and so I got a pink fireplace. Ouch. A neighbor said she has the same fireplace but still a different brick color. Anyone know if this is original brick color or some kind of epoxy/paint? The color on the brick and mortar is so consistent it looks like a paint or something. I like brick but a different color more red/crimson. Anyone have an idea? I'd like to stain the brick but can't tell if the stain will take.

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Old 12-19-2009, 02:11 PM   #2
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I cannot really tell from the photo but this does not look like brick and mortar to me but rather like some faux product or spray on epoxy finish?

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Old 12-19-2009, 11:04 PM   #3
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I'm sure it's brick ... it's a 1950s masonry fireplace. Hard to tell becuase whatever is covering it is so freaking thick! I think it is an epoxy though not sure. It looks like something that would be in a garage with all the spreckles. Any other thoughts? Here's another photo ... from a bit further away.

How can I change the color? ANyone know?
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:31 PM   #4
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sher-wms ( or anyone else's ) block filler paint if you must,,, tape the jnts, paint w/3/4" nap roller, fitch brush for highlighting/blending, pull tape before paint cures.

OR polymer-modified cementitious o'lay applied to expanded metal lath,,, we use eliteCrete
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