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Old 11-18-2008, 06:26 AM   #1
 
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Repair chipped fire surround?


Hi, i recently installed my fire surround, however
doing some other DIY

ended up chipping and denting the surround .

This is the fire surround, its the wood white part
that got damaged.



Any idea how i could repair it?
I assume wood filler might be a trick but what kind of paint?

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Old 11-18-2008, 08:39 AM   #2
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It would be easier to help if we could see the chips or dents. Since it is painted, I'd recommend using Bondo auto body filler. It is a two part compound that you mix up into a paste. It is better than wood filler because it can be shaped at corners, lays flat, and can be sanded. It does smell a little though, so you'll want to open a window when you're sanding it, or use a vacuum close to the work.

As for paint, probably an interior latex enamel. I'd have the paint store add some Floetrol to the paint to make the brush strokes lay down as well.
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By the question, "but what kind of paint?", It sounds like it came pre painted, otherwise you would just use the paint you used initially.
You might need to contact the manufacturer for a touch up can to make the repair or you'll need to paint the whole unit to match.
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Is it wood, stone, or other ?
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It's wood .. the white surround but the rest is marble ..

iv tried to get in touch with the place i brought it from but they say they can not offer me advise can only sell me another unit :| as they got it from a different supplier.

So their will be no paint matching this?

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It's wood .. the white surround but the rest is marble ..

iv tried to get in touch with the place i brought it from but they say they can not offer me advise can only sell me another unit :| as they got it from a different supplier.

So their will be no paint matching this?

Many thanks for all replies.
You would contact the manufacturer, not the place you bought it. The information should be on the paperwork that came with the unit.
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You would contact the manufacturer, not the place you bought it. The information should be on the paperwork that came with the unit.
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There was no paper work, this was from an independent store not a large retailer.

They basically don't want to provide me with information, but would rather sell me another one.

Iv done some research on the net, and someone mentioned they used something like Farrow & Ball Oil Eggshell. Would you have an opinion on it?
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