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With the end of the year in our sights, I decided there was one more big project I wanted get done before the holidays. I have been thinking of painting our stone fireplace for quite a while now, and think I have finally dug the courage paint it! I am using my paint sprayer from Wagner to show you how to paint a stone fireplace that is ready for a facelift! And right now, since we are so close t the holidays, I am going to jazz up the reveal with a bit of holiday flair! Keep on reading!
When we built our house almost 14 years ago, we chose a cultured stacked stone. It was pretty, but over the years, it has shown its age, and I have found that the I have fallen out of love with the look of the fake cultured stone look. I have added changes to my fireplace a couple of time, replacing the mantel, and updating it with different coats of paint. But I just could not fall in love with it the way I wanted to.
Don’t get me wrong. It was a beautiful fireplace but I wanted something more striking. Since I had extra paint from painting the exterior of my home, I decided to use it. It is a gorgeous custom color and I find myself reaching for it for just about everything these days.
One of the reasons I decided to paint my fireplace dark was that we were constantly cleaning the soot off the rocks, and it had gotten to the point where it would not come off. It was permanently stained from the fires. Now, we don’t have to worry about it looking stained. It will conceal all of that.
Here is the now:
I am completely obsessed. Let me show you how I painted this with my Wagner Paint Sprayer Flexi 4300 with the iSpray nozzle.
First, lets talk about the supplies you need to paint a stone fireplace:
- Paint sprayer ( I love the Wagner Felxio 4300)
- Masking tape
- Masking paper
- plastic sheeting and/or drop cloths
- Paint(you may want to use a heat resistant masonry paint depending on the type of fireplace)
The first thing I did was make sure to tape off everything I did not want painted. I used plastic sheeting to tape off the fireplace and the windows surrounding the fireplace and mantel.
I used my Wagner Flexio 4300, with the iSpray nozzle. This is the same sprayer I used to paint my face bookshelves. It is a really great and versatile paint sprayer. I love the option of the different spray nozzles too.
Once the fireplace was taped off, I vacuumed and cleaned the stone to make sure the paint would adhere well.
I decided to go with an outdoor paint for this project to make sure I used a strong paint that could handle the wear and tear. I ended up thinning out the paint slightly with water so that I could apply a couple thinner coats of paint to give good coverage.
The advantage to using a paint sprayer to paint stacked stone is that it gets into all those cracks and crevices that paint brushes just won’t.
I used the Flexio 4300 iSpray nozzle to paint the stone and the mantel. It made this job go super fast! There is hardly any overspray from this sprayer, but I still made sure to protect all the items around the fireplace just to be safe.
I made sure to let each coat dry completely before I applied the next. I also decided to keep the hearth the original color, not only because it looked good, but because I did not want to worry about the wear and tear our hearth takes. We use the fireplace every single day during the winter and there are often ash and coals falling out…maybe even a log that is on fire once in a while……oops.
And now, let’s check out my new and improved fireplace all decked out for Christmas this year.
I love the modern look of the new painted fireplace.
It gives an update to an outdated stacked stone fireplace.
I decided to style my mantel and fireplace with some unique items.
I used a wood garland, dried orange garland, and some simple faux eucalyptus garland.
They look amazing against the dark painted stone fireplace.
I am so glad I took the leap and decided to paint my stone fireplace. If you are looking to learn how to paint a stone fireplace, I hope this tutorial has been helpful. I love painting, and using my Wagner paint sprayer is a game changer!
Want to see more projects I have used my paint sprayer on? Check these posts out: