Should I Paint the Stone Fireplace White?

Should I Paint the Stone Fireplace White?

Janel Laban
May 6, 2010

Q: We are building a home in Texas; our very first starter home. We were brave and opted for daffodil yellow walls which look quite striking with glossy ultra white trims and crown moldings. However, the builder built the fireplace with cream-colored stone. As you see, we opted for a minimalist white mantle to go with the overall theme of the house.

But what do we do with the stone fireplace? Can we paint the stone white? I would've preferred a smooth white masonry finish but we are stuck with this for now. Any suggestions as to how we can make the stone as white as possible will be greatly appreciated.

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