Do you have a fireplace that is an eye sore or just needs an update? Are you thinking of knocking your existing one out because you can’t stand to look at it anymore? Are you looking to create a cozy space, a more inviting setting, and a place you just want to be in? If so, instead of demolition weekend, update your fireplace with MudPaint Clay Furniture Paint! A newly painted fireplace will completely transform it.
If you have your own fireplace in need of some love, then this is the project for you. This tutorial is easy and it uses less than half a pint of MudPaint. How awesome is that? This quick update is a budget friendly makeover that will make any outdated fireplace look like a new one. Follow these steps to paint a fireplace with MudPaint Clay Furniture Paint.
- Prep your fireplace by wiping it down with a damp rag to clean it. Remove any dirt, dust, or smoke residue to ensure a smooth finish. If needed, you can use an equal parts mix of vinegar and water or a TSP substitute.
- If your fireplace has existing paint, lightly sand it to rough up the surface. MudPaint is eco-friendly, LEED-compliant and it’s unique, clay-based formula with natural earthen materials requires little prep work and no waxing for a smooth coat and it will adhere to anything, but a light sanding is recommended to ensure a smooth surface before painting.
- Apply one coat of MudPaint in your favorite color with a paint brush.
- Allow to dry.
- In most cases, only one coat will be needed since MudPaint has exceptional coverage. If a second coat is desired or you want a layered look, repeat step 3 and 4 until you get the desired look.