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Old 10-14-2015, 04:28 PM   #1
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Paint inside fireplace for fireglass?


I am going to do a fireglass fireplace and I'm torn if I should paint the inside of the fireplace. As you can see in the attachment, the bricks inside now are standard concrete color and the surrounding is black-white with gray walls.

I am thinking of painting it black and getting a white/clear fireglass since I think it will pop more against a black background.

Another option is to keep it the same color and get black fireglass to blend in with the surroundings. What do you think?
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I would suggest getting a nice screen to cover the front. Then you won't need to do the hard work
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If you're referring to glass doors, not much will show through. And whatever color you paint the inside will turn w/the ash and heat.
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If you're referring to glass doors, not much will show through. And whatever color you paint the inside will turn w/the ash and heat.
I do believe there is fire-resistant paint though.
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I don't plan on getting any screen / door for the fireplace and the screen that is there now will be removed. There is a high heat paint that I seen used by other people.

Still confused on what to do though
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I don't plan on getting any screen / door for the fireplace and the screen that is there now will be removed. There is a high heat paint that I seen used by other people.

Still confused on what to do though
What colors are in the other parts of the room?
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What colors are in the other parts of the room?
Gray walls, black couch, white tv stand with basic cream carpet. Attached is a picture.
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I don't plan on getting any screen / door for the fireplace and the screen that is there now will be removed. There is a high heat paint that I seen used by other people.

Still confused on what to do though
You plan on using that FP without a screen or glass door.
We have a glass door on our FP. It keeps pieces of wood from popping out
in the room. It also keeps the draft out when the FP is not in use.

Your FP is close to the furniture and rug. I would re-think the screen or
glass doors. Your glass doors or screen could be black, they don't have to be shiny
brass.
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I think you got the right idea/plan and it will look good for sure. By the way, you have a beautiful fireplace and living room. Good job on decorating.
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When my house was brand new I painted the firebrick at the back with black high temp paint. I think it was a Rustoleum product. I don't like the stained look the light firebrick gets. It was a fairly quick project, maybe two coats of paint. Buy the pint container.
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What is the general trend towards painted fireplaces in you area (in case you decide to sell/move in the future). The choice is personal, but I like the idea of keeping the firebrick natural and adding black fire glass as a way to better match your decor.
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I love your fireplace!
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Sdyess hahah!
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Just want to add this idea for your fireplace, you can check the photos here and make it as model/reference/inspiration: http://www.omegamantels.com/gallery.php.

I hope this will help you a lot!
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Find out what is the latest trend for painting fireplaces in your area. Doing so, it will be helpful whenever you decide to sell in the future. As far as the color choice is considered, it is personal. However, generally people love to keep their firebrick natural and therefore, add black fire glass. Hence you can paint the firebrick at the back with black high temp paint.
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