When you build a fire, what do you think will happen to the paint?I am having a contractor re-line and tuck point my brick chimney and fireplace. Now that he has tuck pointed the firebox, he wants to paint it black. Is there are any reason for doing this, aside from cosmetic? I'm not too crazy about painting the bricks, even though they don't look pristine after 85+ years. Thank you!
Seems like an odd project.