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Paint for fireplace?

Posted by Naturalchick27 (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 19, 11 at 13:17

I have a fireplace(non-working) which was painted all black by the previous owner. Can I prime and repaint it? Or do I need to somehow remove the existing paint first? Also I need siggestions for colors. The living room walls are white. My dining room is a candy apple red with dark wooden dining room table and chairs.


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RE: Paint for fireplace?

Would love a photo of your current room but yes, you can just prime and paint over it. If you go from light to dark you will likely have to do quite a few layers of primer.

If it looks like this, I think you're just fine! You can have a lot of fun with this color-way - maybe you just want to update the black paint?

Cottage Chic Family Room eclectic family room

Here's an alternative (from one of my favorite / most creative bloggers)

Young house love-  Living Room  living room

Here is a link that might be useful: Painted Fireplace Ideas


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