Painted Fireplace Ideas – As a focal point of any room, a fireplace offers a decorative potential, and the painting of the fireplace is a way to improve it. They give the cool color to an opaque-looking fireplace with painting techniques that make winter nights in front of your fireplace much more interesting. Fake marble looks like the real thing. You can choose the imitation marble colors that contrast with a real marble surround that exists, or you can match the marble colors. For a marble mantel imitation of the dark-colored fireplace, apply a light colored base coat. Make a glaze of one part of paint in several shades darker than the base, and the four parts of the clear enamel. Apply two coats of enamel, letting the first coat dry.
Apply the enamel with a sea sponge, allowing some areas to be darker than others and then follow with a feather dipped inside fireplace paint to create thin irregular lines to resemble veins of real marble. To create the appearance of an old world mantle, apply a metallic imitation finish. Paint your cloak in the light gray coat for fake silver or mustard for fake gold. Buy metallic enamel in the color that suits your metal choice. Dip a wet sea sponge into the enamel and apply it to a section of the mantelpiece. Let it dry. Dip a clean sea sponge into the base color and apply it to random areas on the glazed surface. Create a mosaic on your mantelpiece. A mosaic is a design created by the arrangement of ceramic or glass tiles. Create your design idea on a sketchpad.
Also making sure there is room for the grout lines between the imitation tiles. Copy the drawing on your mantle and fill it with colors with a small painter’s brush. Your mosaic does not have to be picturesque. You can also create a type of geometric mosaic, consisting of only two or three colors of tiles. Paint the mantelpiece in the color of your choice. After it dries, fireplace paint colors in a row of vines, flowers, leaves or another object. Templates come in a variety of designs, so explore the many possibilities. Create an old look by applying your templates on your base layer, and creating a mixture of enamel from one part of paint (in a darker color than your base layer) light glaze one part and two parts water. Paint over the entire piece with a brush, and dry with a clean cloth.