Looking for advice for painting a fireplace mantle

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Old fireplace mantle with oil base high gloss paint on it. Want to use chalk paint. Will it adhere? Do I have to remove old paint?

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  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 19, 2018
    Since its oil-based, you would need to sand and apply Zinseer B-I-N primer before painting.

  • Susan krom Susan krom on Mar 19, 2018
    No need to remove it will adhere, just make sure to seal it well when you are done with a urethane.

  • Bryan Bryan on Mar 20, 2018
    if the old paint is sticking good u can prime it first

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 20, 2018
    If you're painting a brick fireplace, you want to make sure it's really clean and clear of dust before you get started. Definitely do a coat (or two) of primer before you start painting.