08:50AM | 02/08/01
Member Since: 02/07/01
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We are buying a house with a fireplace in the lower level that has been completely painted white. It has not been used for awhile, and the chimney now has exhaust from a gas furnace and waterheater going into it.

I know I may be able to put gas firelogs into it, but what about the paint? Also, won't I have to cover the paint in the firebox with something, since the heat from a log might cause it to chip?

Any suggestions would be helpful. I thank you in advance.


09:55AM | 02/08/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Since you don't know what type of paint it is, that makes if difficult to advise. However, I know there is a type of high-temperature paint that's meant to be used on fireplace bricks. I think I would remove the existing paint and repaint the inside of the fireplace with fireplace paint - in a darker color (black?). I've seen posts in this bulletin board for a product to remove paint from brick. (it was something-"Seven")
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