10:01AM | 10/27/99
Member Since: 10/26/99
1 lifetime posts
I want to remove paint from a fake copper fireplace chimney in my family room. Does anyone have any ideas or products to use? Do I have to be concerned with fumes? It's a gas fireplace.

I didn't convey myself clearly as to what I wanted to say. The chimney is copper, but it is painted, I don't know what kind of paint, it's golssy though. By saying fake, I ment that this is mounted on the actually working brick chimney.

[This message has been edited by Jacki (edited November 01, 1999).]


06:08AM | 10/30/99
Member Since: 05/29/99
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It isn't clear to me what the actual surface of the "fake copper" fireplace is. That is important so that the product used doesn't damage the real surface.

If a latex "copper" paint was used over, say brick, Goof Off can remove the paint without damaging the brick. If oil-based "copper" was used, you would use paint remover/mineral spirits.

As a professional, I know I could give you a firm answer, but I need to know both the type of "copper paint" and the underlying surface material. Best I can do with further details!

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