Some of them don’t even need grout as the tiles are set flush together.No space = no grout = 1 less step for the not-so-handy homeowner! Menards pricing is considerably higher than what they sold it for here in Nanaimo, so do some shopping around to see if you can find better pricing.
The new paint needs a roughed-up surface to stick to and if the old surface is shiny the new paint will not adhere properly.
400 grit sandpaper should be used to etch the surface without carving it.
We also painted the oak mantel white and spray painted the brass surround. It is about 1/3 as thick as a standard tile, meaning that you can put it over existing tile without worrying that it will a) slide off b) create a large lip on the edges.2.
All of the options are stone/marble/travertine, meaning that it’s an upscale look that adds panache to any backsplash or fireplace surround.3.
Most of these products were not sealed originally because they don’t usually get exposed to water.
To see what your fireplace would look like when sealed, fill a spray bottle with water and cover a section of your fireplace with it. Keep in mind that many of the sealants won’t have the ‘sheen’ that water makes, but will create the ‘depth of colour’.
You’ll save yourself a lot of work doing it this way rather than cutting in ALL of the grout lines first and then rolling.
Via Design Lotus And with all of these update ideas, it never hurts to get a 2nd opinion if you are unsure of any of the above.
My advice is based on personal ‘hands-on’ experience and I am not a tradesperson nor an employee of a paint/hardware store – I’m just a crazy lil’ Ginger who likes to paint stuff!
Updating a red brick fireplace provides a visual lift to an entire room.
So, don’t be afraid to paint your brick and here’s how you can do it. You need to use water based primer – NOT OIL BASED. Using a latex paint (satin finish is appropriate for brick) and a nice thick nappy roller, apply the paint to the brick.