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How To Whitewash a Brick Fireplace

  We had an old red brick fireplace that really made our family room look dated. No matter what kind of decor I put on the mantel, the red brick stood out like a sore thumb. I hated it!   I did so much research on different brick treatments that would brighten my room.  I was torn between painting the bricks or  going with a white-wash treatment. For those of you who don't know, the process of white-washing is like painting, but the paint is watered down first, applied to the brick and then wiped off.   White-washing seemed like a good option for me because, truth be told, I was afraid to paint the fireplace a solid white color.  The thought of going from dark red brick to stark white was a little frightening, but I really wanted to do something with the brick that would brighten the room. I watched a ton of how-to videos before I picked up my paint brush. I ended up with a limewash product from Romabio in the color Bianco. It's a really white color lime wash paint. I'll