October 17, 2010
Fireplace surround removed and ready to start! This was Friday night about 7 p.m. Very excited to get started!!
I did not use a primer on the bricks-I used a semi-gloss latex paint with a very fluffy roller to get between the bricks. Now as I look at the pics I am thinking....it did not go this fast in REAL TIME!
I think this was the point I decided--I think I might like this!
I did 2 complete coats with a touch up after the first coat for the bricks that seemed a little gray still. This was about midnight Friday night......Saturday morning was one more coat.....and....
Now for the surround. Tape off the glass all the way around with painters tape and then add newspaper….
Now it is ready for the primer. I used a primer and a rust preventer prior to spray painting…
It looks really good! Now I just have to reattach it to the fireplace…..but that is for tomorrow. I also need to find a cabinet to put all the TV and DVD and CD Bose system components in…I want an older one that I can paint and antique and take off the back to run the wires out...Also—the mantel is being replaced with a great antique wooden beam we are picking up with some barn siding and we will hide all wires behind or in the mantel……..lots-o-projects!!