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erika_kretzing

Brick fireplace advice needed

Erika Kretzing
January 11, 2019

I would love to update my 1950’s fireplace I’m thinking of painting it the same color as my walls to lightened up the space My concern is the ugly black vents that are in the brick I don’t know what to do with them I’m not even sure what purpose they serve


Fplace was originally wood burning - it now has a gas insert


I also need advice on what to do with the brick tile on the floor


All advice/tips appreciated!Thanks


Comments (2)

  • Rachel G

    I would absolutely go ahead and paint it all. Not crazy about that brick, it looks dated and dull. I think paint will give it new life. I tried tonlfind some pictures of painted fireplaces with vents; looks like most people just paint those as well. hope that helps!

    Erika Kretzing thanked Rachel G
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    Gavin Historical Bricks

    You can paint the vents if it is no longer wood burning. We don't think you need to paint the brick as all, just update the mantle.

    Erika Kretzing thanked Gavin Historical Bricks

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