We painted a 50 yr old fireplace white and made it sparkle with glitter. This fireplace was in need of a makeover. We wanted to paint it but at the same time retain the sparkle of natural stone.
Our fireplace is about 80 – 100 sq. ft. We used the following materials and amounts:
– Painters Tape
– Floor covering
– Paint brushes
– Roller (for the top of the shelving)
– 1 pint of 1-2-3 Primer
– 2 pints of Behr paint
– 1 bag of glitter
Start by prepping your area by taping any sides or elements you don’t want painted. Clean the stone or bricks by wiping them down with damp towels or cloths. Apply the primer to the stone or bricks. Let the primer dry.
The next step is to apply the paint. we recommend using a paint brush with bristles and not foam as that will allow you to get into the books and crannies.
While the paint is still wet, dip your brush into the glitter and then apply it to the stone or brick. In our car, we were fairly generous with the glitter as we really wanted it to sparkle!
Repeat this process an area at a time since you want to apply the glitter while the paint is still wet.
For the flat horizontal areas, you can use a roller for a smoother result. We didn’t apply glitter to those areas.
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