I’ve always hated the ugly, outdated gold on our fireplace. I’ve never really known how to fix it though. I started researching online and found out that they make a high heat paint for BBQ’s and such. I also found a few different websites showing a “how to” on getting rid of the gold on fireplaces by using this same high heat paint. I was so excited! An easy, inexpensive fix!
This morning the hubby and I went to Home Depot specifically to buy this paint. Unfortunately we had to buy a whole can ($15 per can), but that’s still a pretty cheap fix. You can buy a spray paint form but I didn’t know if or how I could take the gold pieces off of the fireplace and I certainly wasn’t going to spray paint inside our living room. Here it is, Rust-Oleum High Heat paint in black:
I also bought some blue painter’s tape but when we got home, I decided I didn’t really need to tape around the gold. I thought I could easily paint a straight line and be okay, which turned out to be true (phew!). I laid down a few towels just in case anything dripped and started the process, while Andrew was taking a nap of course. I used a foam brush and only needed to do 2 coats to cover the gold. The paint itself was sort of runny, runnier than all other paints I’ve used before but it covered the gold pretty well even with only 1 coat. It’s also extremely sticky! I tried washing out the brushes after I was done painting and that was a big mistake! Do not do this! Just throw out the brushes when you’re done! My hands were black and it took me about a half an hour to get the paint off, AND I only got it off by using my fingernails to scrape it off of my skin…ugh!
Okay, enough is enough, here are some before pictures of the ugly ugly gold:
And here is the finished product:
Also, a side-by-side:
I love it! It looks so much better! For $15, I’d say it’s money well spent and a job well done!