Should I paint or stain a new fireplace mantle?

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New hardwood floors being put in and new kitchen cabinets that will painted with granite countertops.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 04, 2018
    Will the existing fireplace color match the rest of your remodel?

  • Ro Pettiner Ro Pettiner on Jan 04, 2018
    What is the fireplace main background...is this just an all wood mantle surround or is it a wall of rock or brick? I would tend to go in the direction of matching the kitchen cabinets.

    • Diane Liggett Diane Liggett on Jan 04, 2018
      Actual fireplace is tiled around the opening with painted wall above the fireplace, windows on each side with white shutters. I’m not changing the white shutters. I’m planning on just a wood mantlet there is not room for surround wood to frame the fireplace.

  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Jan 04, 2018
    I would stain the same color as floors. It will pop from painted cabinets and tie in floor. Also consider going dark over light if it’s a natural fireplace. If it’s gas it won’t matter. Stain tends to be almost damage proof. Paint....not so much.

  • Diane Liggett Diane Liggett on Jan 04, 2018
    Gas fireplace place, not natural.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 04, 2018
    Staining the mantel may make it a final point,is that the look you want?