How To Paint A Fireplace Firebox

The Final Step of The Fireplace Makeover

How To Paint A Fireplace Firebox | #diy #fireplace #diyproject #diyfireplace

I had put this task off for far too long but I finally finished it today. I must say, when I was done I stepped back and thought to myself; ”Why the heck did I wait so long to do this?” Yep, it was one of those. A night and day difference. I can not believe how it finishes off the fireplace. I am so pleased. So much so, that I thought I would share with you, in case any of you are living with a icky firebox like I was!!

 

Fireplace Firebox - Before #diy #fireplace

Fireplace Firebox Before 2 #diy #fireplace Fireplace Firebox Before 1 #diy #fireplace

How To Paint Your Firebox

1. You will want to start with a clean, dry, dust free surface. I thoroughly cleaned my firebox before starting by sweeping the entire surface, then vacuuming with my brush attachment. You may need a wire brush as well.
2. You’ll need to select a High Heat Tolerant /Resistant Specialty Paint. I used some I picked up at my local True Value. There are several brands on the market.
3. Cover any surface you do not wish to be painted with painters tarps for protection . Like the hearth. Because painting with a roller makes splatters even if you go slow and you will inevitability drop a tiny slat of paint onto your new hearth tiles if you don’t put down a cover. Do not ask my how I know this.  Jim, please pretend you did not read this. I’m just speaking in generalities honey.
4. You will need a rough surface paint sleeve suitable for masonry. I applied the bulk of my paint with a roller. I then used a Purdy angled brush for the detail work, like the corners and cutting in along the edge. I free handed mine but I hear Scotch Blue has a new rough surface tape that works great.
5. I did not wear any protective gear. I had excellent cross ventilation working with my front and sun room doors, as well as my living room windows open. I do suggest that you follow any label instructions on your paint.
6. Apply the paint with a even pressure with your roller, cutting in with your brush. I applied a light first coat, then followed with a second coat. Cure time may depend on paint selected and weather conditions.
This project takes about 30 minutes and costs approx. $20 for the paint.
Supply costs may vary. I had everything on hand.

Fireplace Firebox After - First Coat #diy #fireplace

Note: The paint is not fully dry in these photos. 

Fireplace Firebox After - Second Coat #diy fireplace

After you’re done, stand back and go… OMG, that girl was right, it looks AWESOME now.

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You’re welcome. Cheers to fabulous fireplaces. 

And just wait! Because  it looks Even BETTER when you get it all decorated.

I decorated the mantel and hearth when I was done and it looks better than ever.

Just so “finished”. You know?

I am so tickled!!!!

ffbdbb Shannon

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How To Paint A Fireplace Firebox

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