Enamel finish vs. Metallic/Classic black finish

dsmith45October 13, 2007

Question: Anyone out there have a Hampton HI300 in enamel that has been in use for several years? Does the enamel finish hold up over time? I heard it can chip. On the flip side, does anyone have any comments on the durability of the Metallic/classic black finish? I have read they can dull after a period of heavy use and to keep them looking nice they have to be re-painted. Again, I am talking about the Hampton HI300 insert, so it would only be the front of the unit that would be visible. I have spent the last several days reading everything I can find and viewing completed installs (thanks for posting pics!) but there is little or no information on the finish durability. Also any additional pics of this unit installed would be appreciated.

Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Converting wood fireplace to gas fireplace
Help, I'm overwhelmed. Any link to a good site that...
Recommendations on Double Sided Direct Vent Gas fireplace!
Hello, I'm remodeling my home in California and want...
Indoor/Outdoor Fireplace
Does anyone own an indoor/outdoor dual sided fireplace?...
cleaning soot off rock fireplace surround
My rock wall fireplace looks dingy from 50 years of...
Napoleon Fireplaces - Be Careful
I purchased an expensive Napoleon fireplace last summer,...
Sponsored Products
Illumine Lamps Designer Collection 26 in. Steel Desk Lamp with Polished Steel
$96.95 | Home Depot
Persian Garden Salmon Rectangular: 5 Ft. x 8 Ft. Rug
$479.00 | Bellacor
Atomic Wall Clock with Outdoor Temperature by La Crosse - 12.2 Inches Wide - WS-
$39.98 | Hayneedle
Wrigley Genuine Leather Aluminum Base Chair, Dark Grey with Black Accent
Zuri Furniture
BluWorld Nojoqui Falls Indoor/Outdoor Wall Fountain - Medium - WWMVS-CP
$636.00 | Hayneedle
Patio Living Concepts Outdoor Lighting. San Juan 34 in. Bisque Outdoor Table Lam
Home Depot
Pendenza Two-Light Semi-Flush Mount in Brushed Nickel
$118.00 | Bellacor
Black Bear Frame
$11.99 | zulily
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™