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painting fireplace
« on: Jan 22, 2013, 04:49:24 PM »
my wife wants to paint the fireplace....
 
it is currently a brass/bronze color, and it is ugly....
 
we have looked into replacements, and they appear to be about $300
 
i have looked for paint, but really have no idea what will stand up to the heat... what temps am i looking at?
 
i would like it to look glossy, like a black appliance
 
so far, i have only found matte black 2k degrees paint.... any ideas?
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Re: painting fireplace
« Reply #1 on: Jan 28, 2013, 09:09:06 AM »
How about high temp exhaust manifold / header paint, someone must make it in various colors.

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Re: painting fireplace
« Reply #2 on: Jan 28, 2013, 09:14:58 AM »
Go get BBQ paint

i think that might be ok, BUT i haven't found any that is a GLOSS, and it might not be safe to a proper temperature.....

seeing as ther is a flame there, i don't know what the temperature is, or what i need to plan for

when i used high temperature engine enamel on the oven door, it was rated for 500 degrees, which was fine, because hte oven ony gets to 500 degrees on broil.....
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Re: painting fireplace
« Reply #3 on: Jan 28, 2013, 03:24:32 PM »
I really don't think they get that hot outside the hearth.........

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Re: painting fireplace
« Reply #4 on: Jan 28, 2013, 03:26:49 PM »
also, not sure what to do about this..... i have seen some paints that are high temp.... but it says they need to be cured, like in an oven setting for an hour, at a certain temperature......

i can't do that... so should i just paint it... and run the fireplace? hoping it will cure eventually?
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Re: painting fireplace
« Reply #5 on: Jan 29, 2013, 09:35:07 PM »
the heat from the fire should cure it.
have you looked into caliper paints?

 
 
 
 
 

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