We are trying to figure out what to do with this fireplace.
We don’t like the blue and would prefer restoring it to the original brick. However, that doesn’t seem very practical. The paint has penetrated deeply into the pores of the brick and it seems unlikely it will ever come out.
Even if it could be removed, it’s unlikely we’d be enthusiastic about removing it. Over many years we stripped, stained, and varnished every window, door, and piece of molding in our Portland home. Enough is enough.
We are probably going to repaint it a light color.
We have a few questions.
We are pretty committed to the YOLO Colorhouse no-VOC paints and will probably stay within their color palette. The wall behind the fireplace is now painted Clay 4. We are contemplating painting the fireplace Grain 5.
Does anyone have any tips on successfully painting an already painted fireplace? Especially one with deep indentations from brick to mortar.
Also, is it best to us semigloss paint (as it now is) or move to flat?
What are your thoughts?
Gary & Anne Olson