Paint a gas fireplace surround?

Kauai Breeze
by Kauai Breeze
I have a gas fireplace insert (which I love). There is a very large square black faceplate covering the hearth hole, behind the decorative firebox plate. I would like to paint it to match the taupe brick to highlight the decorative plate cover, which is black. What type paint should I use? The back plate really doesn't get hot because it only covers the hole outside the actual insert.

paint a gas fireplace surround
  7 answers
  • Kelly Kelly on Aug 31, 2017

    We use high temperature paint. Can find it auto parts stores

  • Suz14149283 Suz14149283 on Sep 01, 2017

    I have a red Brick, same style wood burning fireplace. How can I update it?

  • Rae Rae on Sep 01, 2017

    Chances are if you can get your hand in behind the surround it is clamped to the brick itself and if you can remove the surround sooooo much easier to paint.

  • Kauai Breeze Kauai Breeze on Sep 01, 2017

    Red brick inside the house is difficult to decorate with. You could paint or white wash your brick to brighten up the space. Lately they have been tiling over the brick with beautiful results. Tile is also much easier to clean around a wood burning firebox than brick.

  • LibraryKAT LibraryKAT on Sep 01, 2017

    Rustoleum makes a high temperature paint in several colors. If you aren't concerned about heat, then they make several dozen spray colors for you to choose from. There's one called champagne mist that might tone with your brick. Visit your hardware or big chain store and enjoy looking. Please post a picture when you finish. :-)

  • James James on Sep 01, 2017

    The Rustoleum high temperature spray paint is excellent for this purpose, I have used this product with great results. you can even use it on a scratched gas stove//range, or change the color on a kitchen fan

  • Olesia Lintvar Olesia Lintvar on Jul 17, 2018

    Does anybody have any ideas or suggestions for adding a bit of charm to my fireplace. I just moved into a new property, but the living room is very cookie cutter and the fireplace is very boring. Sorry I don't have any pictures, but it is a very basic, gas fireplace with a standard white mantle surrounding it. I'm just looking to add a little bit of charm to my new home, and I need inspiration for the fireplace.