Paint Stone Fireplace Surround
I think that the stone fireplace looks too cramped in between the two doors, for starters. I am getting ready to paint the green tile surround on a fireplace in my home built in the 1900's, because I don't like it! Others seem to think it's sacrilege. I also painted all the orange
While there are many things that can be included on an OK-to-paint list, most stone fireplaces—limestone, sandstone, river rock, for example—are less amenable and harder to change if you do paint them. A brick surround is the best bet. Then choose your color. A whitewash brick fireplace is a classic choice, but a black fireplace adds drama.
If stripping paint from wood is tedious, stripping it from a brick or stone fireplace can only be described as more tedious. When working outdoors, you can avoid the tedium of stripping by using a sandblaster, but that procedure is too invasive to use in your living room.
Today, I'm so excited to finally share the details of how I painted our tile fireplace surround! It's actually a project I completed a few months ago, but I never got around to pulling together a post with all the details because I jumped right into holiday decorating (so you might have actually noticed the painted fireplace surround in my Christmas home tour).
This will also make sure the paint sticks and lasts on your fireplace surround without chipping and staining. Always be sure to follow the manufacturer's directions on the can before starting. Choose an indoor latex paint for the surround: you want a flat, semi gloss or gloss paint that is rated to withstand high temperatures generated by a fireplace (around 250° C / 480° F).
So the question of the day is - to paint or not to paint our stone tile fireplace surround. You guys know I love to change things around in my house, literally more than any human really should, and I've definitely got the itch! My dad remodeled our fireplace quite a few years ago and