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  1. rmcfall

    rmcfall Feeling the Heat

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    I imagine the answer to this question is probably NO, but figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.... Someone painted the bricks and mortar joints that make up my hearth. Is there any type of paint that I could use over top of the existing paint that would be suitable for use with a woodstove? I hate the idea of stripping all that paint off. But then again, I don't like painted brick either.

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  2. Homefire

    Homefire New Member

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    There are lots of products to take paint off, just ask the home center paint guy.
    He can also direct you to the woodstove paint.
  3. Nokoni

    Nokoni New Member

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    There are high temperature paints made for grills and stoves. I would think you could use one of those. The only problem is they mostly come in spray cans, at least where I live. I found black in a can that you can use with a brush. I used that on my pipe. I personally think painted brick looks nice.
  4. wg_bent

    wg_bent Minister of Fire

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    You can get high heat paint that is used for exhaust manifolds in cars, or for stove, but if what you put the high heat paint over isn't high heat, it will eventually fail. Getting paint off brick stinks, but if your willing to go the extra mile (sand blast!!) you'll probably have a nice result.
  5. wahoowad

    wahoowad Minister of Fire

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    I know the brick is porous but I would think some of the liquid or spray paint removers would do a fairly decent job.
  6. jch76

    jch76 New Member

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    We had a similar situation. Old house with open fireplace and the brick had quite a bit of paint on it. I was told that it would take forever to try to get the paint off because of all the small pits in the brick that paint would be in. We just had cultured stone put over it and we think it looks great.
    We did not make any attempt to remove the paint, so I can't really say that it is or isn't difficult, but I've stripped alot of paint off our woodwork in the house and that was hard enough to do. I'll see if I have a before and after picture to post.
  7. rmcfall

    rmcfall Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I guess I'll try stripping the paint first to see what happens. I guess I could cover the brick with another material, but wouldn't I still need to be concerned about the paint getting too much heat from under the stove?
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