Staining A Brick Fireplace

Anonymous Staff asked 4 years ago

I am wanting to add a stain to an existing fireplace to darken the brick. What type of stain should be used? Are there any fire hazard concerns in doing this? Should a sealant be used as well?

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crowderpainting Staff answered 8 years ago

Use an actual masonry stain or concrete stain. They are made for masonry surfaces. There isn't an issue with fire hazard when the stain has fully dried. Plus, a sealer isn't necessary. The masonry stain has its own water repellency built in. This will help with cleaning and dust control.

Anonymous Staff answered 8 years ago

Interior Brick Stain

I had a dull beige brick fireplace and brick columns in my living/dining, and I used Behr metallic copper shear opaque glaze from home depot. Easy to sponge on, and looks warm and beautiful, especially with my amber lighting. I just did a light sponging with a sea sponge so some of the brick shows through.

Anonymous Staff answered 8 years ago


It sounds like a great idea. Do you have any pictures you could post?

Anonymous Staff answered 8 years ago

We are going to try your advice. Wish us the best……………

Anonymous Staff answered 7 years ago

I have 20 year old brick on the outside of my house which has faded over time. I has tried several stains for brick to add more color to them but they faded within a year also. I finally used Minwax English Chestnut #233 wood stain on the brick and it looks great.

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