Latex paint be used to paint a brick fireplace with a woodburner stove

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  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Sep 16, 2017
    Yes you can use latex paint except for these areas. With a wood burning stove, safety requires that there be fireproof material behind and under the stove. Bricks are fireproof but not latex paint. A metal plate is often used, but brick, stone, or certain glass bricks can be used. A wood burning stove is generally out into the room instead of tucked inside a chimney. Thus, the need for safety materials and venting. The color for bricks outside of the fireproof area can be anything you want, and latex is fine. Best wishes 😇

  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Sep 16, 2017
    Good Morning Actorson, Let me begin by saying that I do hope you hire a professional to clean the chimney and fireplace area out before you install the woodburning stove into to fireplace/chimney area. You want to make sure you avoid any chimney fires. Which brings me to my next point: I know fireplace and stove paint costs more than latex but you can be absolutely sure it is safe to use in that area. You aren't taking chances with your life, the loves of your loved ones, your safety of your home, your belongings, your car (if it's in an attached garage). I think that knowing all of these things and people (and pets) are safe is worth the price of heat safe paint and you won't have to worry repainting it again if you don't want to. Using latex paint may end up being "safe" but as it heats up it will release noxious fumes, and eventually the heated part of the paint (closest to the heat source) may blister and peel; It could actually catch fire if it gets too warm, and is this a chance you want to take? Is it worth the savings to take that risk and never know if it will happen or not, or to have to do scrapings and repainting again in just a few years? In researching a definitive answer for your question, I keep finding pros and cons on both sides of the coin. Personally, I would err on the side of caution but, of course, in the end it IS YOUR decision, YOUR choice, about sleeping easy at a higher price, or taking a chance and saving a few dollars in the short run (and probably spennding more in the long run).
    Thanks for using HOMETALK for answers. Good Luck, and Keep Safe. :)