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Old 06-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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Hey all - I've got this semi-shiny green marble-looking stone around the face of my fireplace. There is also a piece on the floor. It's a wood burning fireplace with a metal insert.

We dislike the green stone. Can I paint this? It does get rather warm, especially above the fireplace.

I do plan to one day replace the entire fireplace surround - but not now.

Even if it were black - that's better than this green. I figure I could use grill paint, although I haven't seen it in anything other than spray.

Thoughts?

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Paint doesn't adhere well to I assume polished marble, when it gets scratched or peels you will hate the look more than the green marble.
Sure hate the idea of perfectly good expensive marble being ruined by spraying paint on it...

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I agree with RWolff, time to take a new tact. maybe another finish installed over the marble.

got a photo or two you could share?
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I highly doubt it's real marble...probably some builder-grade simulation. Our home is (now) full of natural wood and earth tones and darkish wood furniture, and this fireplace front looks like a law office. Just not our style.

The green stuff is actually just 5 pieces. One piece above fireplace opening, one on each side, one below, and one big on on the floor as the hearth.

I'm not sure how/what it's affixed to behind it as it's one of those metal fireplace boxes. The piece below the fireplace is actually loose a bit.

However, heavy white trim wood/pieces go over the edges of the green stuff so there doesn't appear to be a way to just swap it out - I'd have to pull of the trim (huge similated columns, etc.)

I'd be fine perhaps sanding this green marble stuff. Or even priming it. But not sure if it could take the heat.

I'm just 2-4 years away from a total makeover here.

In 15 minutes, I could have it painted. Just don't know what to use...or if it's a lost cause.
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Hey all - I've got this semi-shiny green marble-looking stone around the face of my fireplace. There is also a piece on the floor. It's a wood burning fireplace with a metal insert.

We dislike the green stone. Can I paint this? It does get rather warm, especially above the fireplace.

I do plan to one day replace the entire fireplace surround - but not now.

Even if it were black - that's better than this green. I figure I could use grill paint, although I haven't seen it in anything other than spray.

Thoughts?

You can get high temp paint in a various colors,heres a link.


http://www.tcpglobal.com/spraypaintd...FRDl7AodcVgAxA
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paint requires a ' toothy ' surface to stick,,, but on my newly repainted truck, bird**** doesn't go figger
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You just gotta quit parkin under those trees
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paint requires a ' toothy ' surface to stick,,, but on my newly repainted truck, bird**** doesn't go figger
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