Question: We have a brick fireplace that has been painted white and it looks AWFUL! It has a raised hearth and the paint looks like it has been there a while. We were wondering if we could do anything to fix this. Can the interior bricks be replaced? If so, by what? (stone? wood?) Is there anyway to put anything over the bricks or remove the paint? We don't know what to do about this, any info. would be most appreciated. Thanks! Answer: The best bet would be to remove the paint. First try a chemical type remover. Ask the local paint store for help. If remover does not work, you may have to have it sandblasted..could be a mess inside. Let's hope the remover works...try that first. You cannot remove the firebox brick, although it's possible that the facade (front) bricks can be removed and replaced by new bricks, ceramic tile or stone.