How to Paint Over the Brass on Your Fireplace

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by Within the Grove
3 Materials
30 Minutes
Have an outdated brass fireplace that needs a quick makeover? This tutorial will guide you how you can paint over the brass with heat resistant paint for a more updated look. And the best part? It will take less than 30 minutes to complete. So, what are we waiting for? Get ready to say goodbye to your brass fireplace. This is how mine looked before.
To begin, you'll want to make sure you clean off any dust off the brass area. You'll then tape off any area where you don't want to get the paint. For me it was along the glass just below and above the brass sections of the fireplace. Every fireplace is going to be different, so use your best judgement!
Stir your high heat paint, especially the contents that have settled at the bottom of the can. It's important to use this type of paint since it's made to withstand high heat! Apply the paint using your paintbrush in light, even strokes. If the area you painted requires a second coat (you'll be able to tell), then wait one hour between the coats to ensure the first coat is fully dry.
As soon as you've finished your final coat, you'll want to remove the painter's tape right away. If it looks like the paint is starting to peel off with the tape, scour the tape away with a box cutter.
And there you have it! Transform your brass fireplace in an afternoon with high heat black paint. You can find more images of the completed fireplace over on our blog!
Suggested materials:
  • Paintbrush   (Amazon)
  • Painter's Tape   (Home Depot)
  • Rust-Oleum High Heat Protective Enamel in Black   (Home Depot)
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