Watch as a seasoned professional demonstrates how to paint a fireplace in this free online video about fireplace cleaning.
I've got my can opener and I am going to open my can of paint here and I want to emphasize and make sure that you have your plastic down especially if you have a fireplace like mine. This is white and this is black paint. So if you got any on your fireplace, you are in real trouble then. So I am going to open this can of paint up and I am going to need to stir this paint because it is separated, it's an oil base so some of the pigment is down at the bottom so I need to get a stir stick and very carefully stir this paint. You don't want to stir it too fast because if you stir it too fast, there is a chance that you are going to spill some out the side. So just gently stir for perhaps maybe 2 minutes. So now that out paint is stirred, we've got a brush and we are ready to paint. I always like to start on the walls. I like to paint the walls first and that way if any of the paint drips off the wall which happens quite often when I am holding the brush up there and a drip will fall down. If you painted the bottom first, you couldn't blend those drips in. So if I paint the walls and then I paint the bottom it kind of blends all of the drips in. So dab a little bit on there and just be very careful with this. You don't want to get any black paint on anything in your house. So let's start on the walls here. More than likely you are going to have to have two coats of this paint. And you will let it set at perhaps an hour or 2 between the coats. You just want to work it into all the crevices, in between the bricks and try to get everything covered with the paint. So now I've painted the sides of the fireplace and it is already starting to look a lot better. Now I am ready to paint the bottom and as you can see I had a few drips of paint so that is why I always like to start on the sides and work on the bottom. So snow we've finished painting the bottom of our fireplace and as you can see it looks almost like new.