Asked on Dec 09, 2014

What is the best way to paint the gold 'frame' of our fireplace doors?

Connie Hoyt
by Connie Hoyt
It does get hot. Any special paint that would work best?
  4 answers
  • Shari Shari on Dec 09, 2014
    We used the Rustoleum black high heat spray paint on our brass fireplace doors and surround. By removing a few screws, my husband was able to take the doors and the surround outside to spray it. We roughed the brass up with some sandpaper first. If you are not able to remove your doors, they also sell the high heat paint in quart cans for paint brush application. Check out this how-to tutorial: The "before" of my doors looked just like hers. Below is a photo of my doors "after." I still don't love the colors of the stone on my fireplace wall (that's another project for another day) but I don't have a single regret painting over the brass surround. .
  • Jaxon Jaxon on Dec 10, 2014
    I would recommend a high temp paint. They make them for grills to engines. They come in different colors depending on your taste. Good luck!
  • Cornelia Schott Cornelia Schott on Dec 10, 2014
    Thanks for posting this question. My fireplace would be the opposite. I would go from black to a brighter color. I will research high heat paint colors by rust oleum.
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Dec 11, 2014
    Have a steam heating system. High heat paint is the ticket, as suggested. I have used manifold paint (auto section), and other high heat finishes - one silvery and one coppery,