I painted the fireplace brick with an amazing matte finished paint kit and it took me less than a day. The truly amazing part is that it doesn’t look painted – it looks like completely new bricks – just like the DVD said. Our floors are covered in Berber carpet and porcelain tile, and now the fireplace blends right in instead of sticking out like the red brick sore thumb it used to be. The creators of the paint kit have done a great job coming up with just the right combination of colors and application techniques. We wished we’d done this years ago! We ordered the Twilight Taupe color theme kit and it was like using a magic kit!