When it comes to painting your fireplace, there isn’t a whole lot of prep work required. Depending on the condition of your fireplace surround, you may want to begin your project by giving your surface a quick cleaning to remove any dust or grime. If you have soot that has accumulated over the years, use a degreaser to remove, then rinse well with water.
Right before painting, we recommend using a spray bottle to spritz the brick or stone with water. This will help the paint settle into any grooves or recessed areas, making the painting process go much more quickly. If working over a large area, you may want to work in small sections, spritzing and painting as you go.