heat resistent paint

nan03October 25, 2009

Is it safe to use heat resistent paint inside a fireplace? Mine is so filthy, I'm not sure what else to do. Thanks for your advice!

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mainegrower

It is safe to use high temperature paint inside a fireplace, but the surface needs to be clean before the paint's applied or it will not bond properly to the surface.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2009 at 11:04AM
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nan03

Thank you for your quick response, I appreciate it. Besides a very thorough vacum job, is there any other 'prep" work I should do before painting?

Thanks again!

    Bookmark   October 25, 2009 at 11:28AM
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mainegrower

Scrub with a wire brush as you're vacuuming. Wash with a strong solution of tsp and rinse well. Allow to dry for 2 days or so. Spray on 2 or 3 thin coats, allowing drying time between. The surface does not have to be immaculate. Removing loose stuff and surface soot is enough.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2009 at 5:59AM
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