Did you believe us when we said the possibilities are endless with Chalk Paint®? This paint is not just limited to painting furniture! In this brief blog post, I’m going to share with you my own personal experience with whitewashing my brick fireplace using Old White Chalk Paint®.
My husband and I have begun the journey of redoing our house from “country” to “french country/industrial.” The brick fireplace that previously worked well in our home, was now too red and too country! We are leaning more towards white and grey for a more worn appearance. I wanted to add some depth to the brick and tone it down, so I knew that Old White was my go-to color.
We started at about 6:45 on a Saturday evening. We needed only 5 things:
- Old White Chalk Paint®
- Mixing Bowl
- Rag (Old T-shirt)
We mixed the Old White Chalk Paint® and water at about a 50/50 ratio. Mix well so that the paint becomes a “wash” and is easy to wipe off. My husband and I did this process in sections. I would brush the mix on and he followed behind me wiping it off with a rag until we achieved the desired look. The brick will soak up very quickly so don’t wait too long to wipe off, unless you really want it to settle in there for a more solid appearance.
We did our whole surround in about 45 minutes! This, of course, is just one coat. I’m going to play around and possibly add some Graphite Chalk Paint® on top so that there is some grey peeking through, but that is my personal preference. We still need to paint our walls which will make the fireplace blend even more, but I was so excited to try this technique I just couldn’t wait! We are ecstatic with the results. Will follow up soon with our final masterpiece so stay tuned!