Black Brick Fireplace

Black Painted Brick Fireplace Jennifer Allwood

We had the honor of transforming the brick this fireplace for a client recently. Julie loves her fireplace but was tired of the red in the brick and wanted to keep the brick looking authentic and not painted.



Black Painted Brick Fireplace Jennifer Allwood

So I fiddled with products and with techniques until I figured out a look that we all liked.



And it ended up that we used these 2 products. 

First, Jen covered the brick in 80-90% Grizzle Gray from Sherwin Williams.

Then, Stephanie came behind her and added a little Ebony Stain and Seal that you can order online on my affiliate link HERE.

They “smooshed” the 2 colors together and ragged off a little as needed so that there was still DEPTH to the brick.



Black Painted Brick Fireplace Jennifer Allwood

Here is a closeup. Still looks like real brick, doesn’t it?



Black Painted Brick Fireplace Jennifer Allwood

In this picture you can see the bottom is done and the hearth is not. Huge change, isn’t it??



Black Painted Brick Fireplace Jennifer Allwood

And viola! Here is the after!

This was a day project that anyone can do!


Black Painted Brick FIreplace Jennifer Allwood Before and AFter

We have another post on painting a whitewash brick here  and how to update your brass fireplace surround here.



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  1. Debbie
    September 6, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Omg !! Love it ????

  2. Chris
    September 7, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Wow! Love it! But I do wish there was a little more variation! But love it!

  3. Robin
    September 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    I like the before.. I am sooo over this gray and black look…But I am sooo glad the home owner loves it.

  4. Emily
    September 13, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I really like how this turned out! It’s nice to see a treatment other than whitewashed brick. Thanks for linking up with our Merry Monday party!

  5. Amber
    May 6, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    I love this! I want to update my fireplace and I think this might be the winner. Did you do something to the mortar? It looks so much lighter in the “after” picture.

  6. jack
    May 31, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    I like it, gud

  7. Kelly
    July 1, 2018 at 11:13 am

    What does the 80-90% coverage in the paint mean? Was it diluted?

  8. Kelly Stewart
    Kelly Stewart
    July 3, 2018 at 10:03 am

    I want to know as well!

  9. Lisa
    October 18, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    I would really like to do this and need to know too!

  10. Dawn
    June 11, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Yes would like to know what 80-90% means & is there another product to get locally without the crazy shipping cost?

  11. Jon
    August 7, 2019 at 10:03 am

    So did you let the grizzle gray dry first before adding the stain, or did you apply the stain while the paint was still wet?

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