Exposed brick adds a lovely accent to any room.
And if a particular wall or fireplace is begging for an update, your first thought might be to just paint over it.
READ: Faux Fireplace Chalkboard
But before you do, have you considered staining it?
Anna Moseley of AskAnnaMoseley.com shows us how to give tired, dull brick a fresh new look:
- Concrete stain from Home Depot (they have lots of color options)
- Paint brush the same width as the brick (or as close as you can get)
- Paint Roller
- Step One: Pour concrete stain into the tray and using the roller paint the stain on the walls. Press lightly so that the roller doesn’t get down into the grout. Brick is very porous so it will absorb the stain quickly.
- Step Two: Once the walls are stained use a paint brush to paint the stain onto the bottom bricks. Using a brush the same width of the bricks will keep the stain from dripping down into the grout lines.
- Step Three: Let the first coat dry and then apply a second or third coat until the stain reaches the richness of color that you desire.