How to paint a fireplace?
Are you tired of the old-fashioned look of your fireplace? And do you want all eyes to be on her again? A lick of paint here that will quickly become the central and warm point of your living room. But obviously, one fireplace is not the other!
Temperatures are dropping; winter is fast approaching… The conditions are therefore ideal for spending a pleasant evening at home, well-installed by the fire. For the look of your fireplace, several possibilities are available to you. You can, for example, highlight it or, on the contrary, subtly blend it into your interior.
Please take a look at our inspiring tips for a range of ideas.
In principle, painting a fireplace is not much different from painting the walls. Preparation, execution and finishing can be very similar. If you don't want to make any mistakes when painting your fireplace, read our tips on our blog. This will allow you to start working while being well informed.
Don't say to yourself: 'it's just a fireplace'!
A fireplace can be built in different materials. The most common materials are brick, plaster, metal (for cassette fireplaces for example) or panels such as MDF, OSB, etc. When painting a fireplace, we can, therefore find ourselves facing specific challenges inherent to the material.
Here are the things to watch out for.
Is your fireplace sometimes so hot that you can't keep your hands on it? It is therefore advisable to:
1-Choose a paint that is resistant to heat. Small drawback: the colour range is a bit more limited. If you can put your hand on your fireplace without any problem, you can safely cover it in any way you can.
2-Check that your chimney is well constructed and made of a single panel (especially for MDF chimneys). If your fireplace is made up of several MDF panels, it can burst when it is continuously heated and then cooled.
3-After the application of the basecoat, 'drips' may appear, caused by soot inside the chimney. This phenomenon can occur when there is no hose in your chimney. If the soot is black, use an intermediate coat of TRADE Universal Primer to isolate these substances.
4-Don't forget to turn off the heating while painting! Otherwise, your paint will dry too quickly, and the result will be less beautiful.
Don't let your urge to take care of your fireplace go up in smoke.