If so, then get ready to give your fireplace a swift kick in the ash…
Most brass surrounds have pieces that are removable.
Sometimes a fireplace simply needs a thorough cleaning and a little maintenance to give it an updated, fresh look.
Blackened soot, ashes and dust particles can accumulate on the exterior and interior spaces of a fireplace, making the bricks look old and dirty.
Immerse a stiff brush into the solution and lightly scrub your fireplace to clean the dirt and residue off of the bricks.
Updating a red brick fireplace provides a visual lift to an entire room.I've compiled the 25 best DIY fireplaces I've seen!Take a look, pick your favorite, and don't settle for that ugly, old fireplace!Color works well when it’s just around the fireplace, too.Designer Maria Killam, CMG, used bright orange paint around and over the fireplace here, for a bold look you can easily replicate with any favorite hue.Use a medium 120-grit sandpaper to lightly sand any loose pieces of mortar or crumbling brick on your fireplace.