How to Paint The Inside of a Fireplace
Comin’ atcha on a Wednesday again and it feels good to be back to my old posting schedule! If read my last post, you might have seen my little note at the end about going back to MWF. I don’t really have a big reason other than I just miss the old schedule. I hope that’s ok with you guys! Anyway, today I wanted to share how to paint the inside of a fireplace. I actually did this a few weeks ago as part of our little fireplace makeover and I seriously LOVE how it turned out. It was super duper easy and fast, which makes me wish I had done this years ago. But like I always say, better late than never, right? Right. Ok, let me show you how it looked before the paint.
Super dingy, right? It certainly wasn’t the prettiest thing, so I actually made a little DIY curtain to cover it a few years ago. (I shared how I did that in this post if you’re interested.) That was great for a while, but I was getting tired of the curtain and wanted a cleaner look. So I grabbed my paint and got to work.
I did some research before I started this project and I found that you need a high heat paint to do a fireplace box. We actually don’t even use our fireplace in the front room, but I still wanted to go that route in case we ever do. Anyway, I bought Rust-Oleum High Heat paint in black and got to work.
To start I vacuumed out all the dust, cobwebs, dirt, etc. That sucker was actually pretty dirty, so I also used a hot soapy rag to wipe everything down really well. I wanted the brick to be as clean as possible before I started painted.
Once I had everything clean and tidy I got to painting. I used a roller to apply the paint to the brick and that made the job super fast. I simply rolled it on and used a small brush for the tight areas. I only needed one coat of paint to get great coverage. Although I will say that this stuff STINKS. It has a very strong odor, similar to a stain, so I definitely recommend using a mask and opening the windows. Ok, here’s how it looks now!
So much better now, huh? I was actually surprised at how easy the whole process was and I wish I had done this sooner. I think the finished look is so clean and classic. It’s makes the whole fireplace look better!
This is the kind of project I love doing–fast, easy, and instant results. The whole thing took maybe 45 minutes and I just can’t get over the difference. Even my husband mentioned how much better it looks now. And who knew painting the inside of a fireplace would be so darn easy?! I should have done this a long time ago, but at least it’s done now. Also–can we just talk about those cute benches? I picked them up from Hobby Lobby yesterday and they were on clearance. Cue the happy dance!!
Well I hope this helped if you’ve been wanting to paint the inside of your fireplace too! Also be sure to check out this post if you want to see how I painted the fireplace brick white. And let me know if you have any questions! xo
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