If you’re wondering how to decide on a spectacular and outstanding indoors brick design, this article is for you!
Spaces requiring sturdiness and long-lasting material, fireplaces and indoor grills for instance, must be incorporated with durable yet good looking material. Compared to other settings, bricks are hardy and are able to tolerate heat.
You can incorporate a single layer of bricks or two, based on main house structure. On the other hand, when remodeling the room or deciding on new decoration, make sure you consider the fireplace as well.
You have two ways to turn your fireplace at: a dark shade in the bright room, or a glistening light hue in a rather dark surrounding space. It’s up to you and your house setting.
Color and properties of brick depend largely on the chemical and mineral composition of clay. Various minerals and clay soils will create diverse characteristics in terms of color, sturdiness, tolerance to heat and pressure, etc.
Before choosing a certain space for decoration and installing, consider how your room scheme (color and texture) appears with your brick of choice. However if you can’t find a suitable color you can stain or paint the bricks to your preference.
Look for the Dominant Color
Brick paint and stain is to be treated same as fabric or acrylic paint. Before you use any paint on brick setting, read through manufacturer’s guide.
Paints such as pink, salmon, or light red will sit well of bricks with natural colors of soft yellows, cool greens, and creamy antique whites.
Interior bright brick colors, including white, cream and light gray can be painted in stylish shades of gray and silver, be it a light shade or a darker one.
Bricks are naturally attention-catchers, you shall keep this in mind when deciding on the setting and color scheme in the first place. Best route to enhance your brick setting and bring them into attention is creating contrast between bricks and rest of surrounding.
You don’t necessarily need to stick to the popular spectrum, or paint your interior bricks in a color way too flashy. Choosing a mute color or a shade close to the brick’s natural shade, a bit on the light or dark side, will go perfectly.
If the main theme is dark, adding a lighter or darker element will avoid blending in.
Painting Interior Brick
You can even paint an already built interior brick place in a preferable color if the existing shade doesn’t appeal to you or to the surrounding space. Make sure your choice of color sits well with the rest of space before getting into action. Keep in mind that oil-based or acrylic paint aren’t the best choices for bricks; you should consider using latex paint for best results.
Here are some tips on painting interior bricks:
Fireplace: Choose a color harmonizing with surroundings or a wood-representing shade to emphasize the nature of fireplace. Make sure the paint is heat resistance and won’t cause potential hazards.
Raw brick: It depends on the type and clay composition of brick, plus the paint you’re planning to use. Consult an expert or renovation store staff on which paint sits well on raw brick and is okay to be used indoors.
Previously painted brick: Seal the brick in a layer of stain-preventing prime or two, make it adequate so the next paint sits just right on the brick without dots and stains peeking. Primer should cover not only the surface but also ridges and holes to have a neat finish.
If you’d prefer a glossy finish, go ahead and cover the painted surface in gloss finish after the paint has completely dry. Again, make sure it’s safe to come into contact with heat and flames.
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