Whitewashing Brick

Whitewashing brick is a great way to tone down the bright red brick accents on a fireplace.

Needed Materials

Follow Along To Do the Project

  • Give the brick a good scrubbing and let it dry. Add 1 part paint to 3 parts water and stir until blended. Using FrogTape, tape off areas to protect wood, floors, anything not to be whitewashed. Burnish the edges of the FrogTape using thumbnail.

  • Stir the watered down paint mixture frequently and carefully brush on the mixture moving horizontally. Have a rag handy for wiping up drips and splatters.

  • Carefully remove FrogTape and let dry.