If you are looking to give your living room a makeover, painting your brick fireplace can do wonders to the décor.

Here are some tips to help you kick start your project.

  1. Scrub, wash and rinse the fireplace to make sure it is clean.
  2. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck the grime or debris.
  3. Apply a coat of stain-blocking oil based primer.
  4. Choose a paint that matches the rest of the room décor
  5. Paint the bricks with latex paint that is rated to withstand high temperature.
  6. Allow the first coat to dry and give the finishing touches by covering the unpainted areas.
  7. Source: bhg.com