When we first moved into this house, one of the first DIY home projects that I knew would be quick and easy, but give me a big bang for my buck was painting the outdated, brass fireplace.
Check out how to paint a brass fireplace below, I promise you, it’s super easy. My number one recommendation with this project is to get the right spray paint. You are definitely going to want a high heat tolerant paint if painting a functional fireplace.
How to Paint a Brass Fireplace
There are only a few materials for this easy project that you will need, again, pay attention to the type of spray paint you use!
- painters tape
- brown craft paper
- matte high heat spray paint (I used Rustoleum High Heat Automotive Paint)
- razor blade (optional)
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What to do:
Step 1. Prep the fireplace. I know this seems time consuming but trust me, you are not going to want to get spray paint on your surrounding materials, especially if they are porous like stone or brick. The glass will be more forgiving (see why below).
Thoroughly wash the brass with soap and water to cleanse of any residue and let dry completely.
Prep the space by cutting brown craft paper to size of the glass panels and then large sections to cover the material on the outside of the fireplace.
Tape the paper in place keeping the edge of the tape along the edges of the brass fireplace.
Step 2. Use your high heat spray paint to completely cover the brass fireplace.
*Tip: when using spray paint, make short light ‘strokes’ with the sprayer across the surface. This will keep the paint from pooling, resulting in drip marks down your fireplace.
Repeat this process resulting in two coats of the high heat spray paint.
Step 3. Once dry (it will dry quickly) remove all of the tape and the paper from the area. If any spray paint gets on the glass panes, simply take a razor blade and scrape the paint off, it’s like magic!
Enjoy your newly painted brass fireplace
You will be amazed at just how much this simple DIY can really modernize and transform your space!
Don’t get me wrong, I love a well-placed gold accent in most of my projects, like when I painted this DIY Wall Sconce from a Table Lamp gold, but the brass fireplace is not one of my favorite looks. A classic matte black however looks really updated and sleek. Enjoy your painted fireplace!