How Do You Change a Corner Fireplace?


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Corner fireplaces are difficult to update as their location often makes it hard to hang decorations or add or replace mantels. Painting the fireplace is therefore one of the easiest ways to change your fireplace. Choose latex paint in the desired color to paint the brick facing. If you want to paint the brick inside the firebox, you should use special heatproof paint.

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  1. Clean the brick

    Use a dry scrub brush to sweep away dust and debris. Use a shop vacuum to remove any dust you cannot reach with the brush. Mix equal amounts of vinegar and water and place in a spray bottle. Spray the brick and scrub with a brush to clean the surface. Rinse with water and give time for the surface to dry.

  2. Apply the paint

    Use a roller to apply the paint if you want a textured surface. To preserve the mortar in its natural state or allow a base coat to show through on the mortar lines, cut a sponge to the size of an individual brick. Apply paint using the sponge.

  3. Correct mistakes

    If you make a mistake while painting, use a wet rag to wash away the paint. Reapply the paint to make the correction.

  4. Accessorize the fireplace

    If your corner fireplace has a mantle, consider painting or updating it to change the look of the fireplace. Hang new wall decor and photos.

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