Fireproof Paint For Inside Fireplace
Heat resistant materials for fireplaces & stoves. A real fire adds charm to any room, however, the surround has to withstand high temperatures to maintain safety and comply with Building Regulations.
Many professionals recommend the use of elastomeric paint for a brick fireplace. This specialty type paint has classically been used for exteriors as it fills in cracks and holes, is waterproof, and is extremely durable. Well, these are the same qualities we would want for painting a brick fireplace.
When you say the inside of the fireplace - do you mean the bricks above the grate where the fire is (as in at the bottom of the chimney)? If so, then you don't paint that masonry at all - at least not if you are intending on having a fire in there.
I was painting the inside of a brick fireplace. Other types of heat resistant paints didn't quite measure up to the demands I had of them I called the manufacturer and spoke with a representative. Since this was being used on a fireplace that was not to be used all that often or never, it worked perfectly. If the fireplace is
Our fireplace accessories selection includes fireplace paint in an array of colors to keep your fireplace or wood stove looking just as new as the day you bought it. Our fireplace paint is not only ideal for touch ups on wood stoves and fireplaces but also for fireplace inserts, engines, radiators, manifolds, auto exhausts, mufflers, barbeques or any other appliances where high heat is an issue.
If you don't use the fireplace, go ahead and paint it white. But one fire will leave it looking filthy. If you use it, I'd paint it black. That's what people usually do because then all the soot doesn't show up. You probably know this but maybe some reading don't, that inside the firebox we need to use heat resistant paint.