Quick Answer: Can I Paint My Fireplace With Chalk Paint?

Do you need special paint for fireplace?

Will You Be Using the Fireplace.

Yes: Choose paint that is made to withstand heat, up to 250 degrees.

No: Latex interior paint will work.

Choose latex rather than oil or acrylic because it’s durable and breathable..

Can chalk paint be used on fireplace?

Here’s what they said: Chalk Paint adheres very well to marble, stone, wood and brick fireplaces with no undercoat required. Make sure the fireplace is cold before you start painting in order to prevent the paint from cracking. You can leave the paint unsealed or finish with Clear Chalk Paint® Wax if you wish.

What kind of paint do you use on a fireplace?

Choose indoor, latex, heat-resistant paint (either flat, semigloss, or gloss) that’s rated to withstand temperatures generated by the fireplace (generally about 200°F). Remember that this type of paint is only appropriate for the exterior of a brick fireplace, not the interior firebox.

Can plastic be painted with chalk paint?

It is a unique decorative paint that sticks to just about any surface, wood, concrete, metal, matte plastic, earthenware and much more. Chalk paint is great since you can start painting another coat once the layer is dry to touch!

Do you have to prime wood before painting with chalk paint?

Chalk paint adheres to furniture beautifully without the use of primer and (usually) no sanding. A quick cleaning is typically all you need. With that being said, there’s very rarely a piece of furniture that goes through our shop that doesn’t need some type of prep work before paint.

What happens if you dont wax chalk paint?

There is a potential downside to a poly finish that isn’t an issue with wax. Poly topcoats can sometimes pull tannins from the wood through the porous chalk paint, creating yellowish (or sometimes pink) spots. Wax doesn’t react with the wood the same way a poly does, which is why this doesn’t happen with wax.