Painting a fireplace surround is a great way to spruce up your home and make it look more inviting. With Fusion Mineral Paint, you can create a beautiful finish that will add personality to your fireplace.
Whether you are painting a new fireplace or just want to improve the look of an existing one, following these tips will help make the process go smoothly.
Step 1: Prep Your Fireplace Surround
To begin your fireplace project, here’s what you need:
- A pint of Fusion Mineral Paint (your choice of color)
- Brushes, roller and paint tray
- Fusion’s TSP Alternative
- Sanding pads or sander (if necessary)
The first step to prepping is giving your fireplace a nice clean and a wipe down with TSP Alternative. This will clean any oils and grease from the fireplace surround and help the paint stick.
If you’re working with a fireplace that’s sealed with a topcoat, sand it all out so you have a rough surface to work with.
In general, Fusion will accept any type of paint or adhesive, but this doesn’t mean there is no prep required. And depending on your surface, some items may require more preparation than others. We want to make sure that the paint coverage is consistent and even across the entire surface.
Step 2: Get to Painting
Now it’s time to start painting! For a painting a fireplace surround, use a 1-3/4 inch roller or a Staalmeester brush and mix the paint accordingly.
Begin rolling and painting the entire surface of your fireplace mantel, using a smooth even flow. As you go, pay close attention to any bumps or irregularities on the surface and fill them in with a small amount of paint.
Tip: Do two coats! Work with thin strokes so you don’t get brush strokes on your fireplace surface. The first coat is designed to create a base for the second coat to cover.
After a few hours, you will have both coats complete and can then leave it to dry overnight before styling and decorating.
Step 3: Accessorize
Now that your fireplace surround is painted, it’s time to add some finishing touches! First, add a few pieces of furniture around the perimeter. This could be a small side table or even a large credenza. Then, add any decorative elements you like: Fireplace mantel throws, candles, sconces – the sky’s the limit!
Can Fusion Mineral Paint Work With a Metal Fireplace Surround?
Yes, you can use Fusion Mineral Paint on metal fireplace surrounds. However, it is important to remember that the paint will not adhere as well to metal surfaces so be prepared to re-coat if necessary.
I Have a Brick-made Fireplace Surround, Is Fusion Safe With This?
Brick fireplaces are a popular choice for many homeowners because of their unique look and warmth. Like any other type of fireplace, brick can also be painted with Fusion Mineral Paint. Just be sure to clean the surface first with TSP Alternative, then apply the paint according to the instructions above.
Tip: For a more rustic feel, dry brushing is key. Dry brush the brick surface with a white base, then add similar-colored paints as you go through each layer.
What Fusion Colors Do You Recommend For Painting A Fireplace Surround?
There are a lot of options when it comes to Fusion Mineral Paint. We recommend going for warm neutrals such as Algonquin, Putty, and Cathedral Taupe. Whatever color you choose, make sure that it matches the surrounding décor.
Painting a fireplace surround is a simple and rewarding project that can transform your home, and I hope this guide is helpful for that! If you’ve started a fireplace painting project yourself, let me know! I would love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments. Have fun painting!