brick fireplace

versatilegardenerJanuary 24, 2009

I have an ugly yellow brick fireplace in my den. I do not object to brick, but yellow brick is too ugly. The bricks are laid cantileverd outward up toward a narrow brick mantle; therefore I cannot cover it. I want to paint it white and add a wood mantle on top. What kind of prep do I need to do prior to painting and what kind of paint do I use? Also, can I paint the inside with fire=resistant black paint even though I will continue to build fires? The yellow brick is not painted yellow - it is made yellow.

Thanks.

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breezy_2

Zinsser makes an excellent line of primers and stain blockers for most any application. They are the best I have used. I believe their Bulls Eye 1-2-3 product would work well in your situation. A couple coats of Zinsser and you should be able to paint with your choice final coat paint. I am no expert but I think oil based enamel would be the best paint. There is also a high heat paint (several brands you can find easily) for wood stoves/bbq grills/exhaust pipes etc that I have used on fireplace linings with great success. HTH!

    Bookmark   January 24, 2009 at 11:24PM
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