Need to paint a faux fireplace white

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Hi, I have a faux fireplace what is an off white/antique white and I need to repaint it pure white to move into my remodeled bedroom. It has very intricate groves to paint. I was wondering how I can repaint this to make it look like it's the original color...what technique should I use...does it need to sanded first? What type of primer would be best? How do I get new paint into the groves without runs or clogging?? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!!
q need to paint a faux fireplace white, fireplace makeovers, fireplaces mantels, painting wood furniture
q need to paint a faux fireplace white, fireplace makeovers, fireplaces mantels, painting wood furniture
q need to paint a faux fireplace white, fireplace makeovers, fireplaces mantels, painting wood furniture
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 18, 2015
    www.youtube.com/watch?v+6TWcjN9V23U
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    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 18, 2015
      @Tracey It might not have worked. I found it by googling how to paint a faux fireplace white and the u-tube video came up.Try that and let me know if it worked.
  • Emi Harr Emi Harr on Nov 18, 2015
    Apply 2 or 3 very light coats, so the paint won't have a chance to run, or fill into the crevasses
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Nov 19, 2015
    Try a stippling brush for the grooves. However, it may accentuate the lovely pattern to have some of the antique white showing.
  • Country Design Home Country Design Home on Nov 19, 2015
    The easiest way to paint this pure white is with spray paint. Makes hours of tedious work turn into minutes and you will be able to spray in all the detailed areas easily. Make sure you tape areas off that you do not want painted. Apply several light coats to achieve the look you are going for. There are different finishes to choose from: gloss, satin and matte. Also, Krylon makes a new chalk spray paint which creates a beautiful chalky matte finish.
  • Patty Loveless Patty Loveless on Nov 19, 2015
    I suggest Zissner Bullseye 123 Primer/Sealer. Clean first with soap and water. I would use a soft brush to get in the deep grooves and use a small roller with a deep pile for the flatter areas. Take your time and watch for drips but the primer is thick and adheres really well.
  • Glaynebaker Glaynebaker on Nov 19, 2015
    I'm confused. First, you say you want to paint it pure white and then you say you want it to look like the original color. I don't understand.
    • Tracey Tracey on Nov 19, 2015
      @Glaynebaker Hi, I see what you mean lol! I mean I want it to look like it's the original paint job. I don't want it to look like a re-painted job. I like who the original paint job quality I don't want it to look cheap.
  • Jo Ann Chewning Tomes Jo Ann Chewning Tomes on Nov 20, 2015
    I would strip it first to regain the design. Of possible, spray paint with very light coats as not to get drips and retain the lovely design. I would love to see the outcome. Good luck
  • Charro Charro on Nov 21, 2015
    I am not a fan of spray paint. It isn't as good as regular paint imo. Paint with Kilz either regular or water based. Then paint with a white acrylic or latex paint. Easy peasy.
  • Leslie Eyton Leslie Eyton on Nov 27, 2015
    Chalk paint. Make sure it's good quality.
  • Dejele Dejele on Oct 20, 2016
    Wondering where you found that gorgeous piece?
  • Dejele Dejele on Aug 20, 2018

    May we see the finished product? It is so gorgeous I would never change it but respect your choice...but it’s a beauty. Wish HSN still dold those mantels.

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