fireplace with red brick
Photo: Patricia Lyons
Q: New color and texture for boring old brick

A: Q: Is there a process to color and texturize the bricks on our fireplace? We don't care for the standard red brick look.

– Lance, Carlsbad, California

Steve Thomas replies: Painting the brick is the easiest strategy. First prime the bricks with a stain-killing primer, then top coat with oil or latex. Alternatively, you can get a mason to parge the bricks, a process similar to plastering that smoothes the bricks and makes them look like stucco.
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