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Brass paint, heat resistant+++++
Can you tell me where I can find brass paint that is resistant to heat for my fireplace screen and shield?
- Forest City, North Carolina
Hi, Iris. Unfortunately, your photo is out of focus so I don't have a good appreciation of what the finish looks like; but I don't think you'll find a heat resistant brass paint. If the fireplace will be used, take it to a brass plating shop. If not, you can get a brass paint [ Krylon Premium Metallic Spray Paint gilded brass [linked by editor to product info at MisterArt]] that will look at least vaguely like brass plating. Good luck.
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey
Dear Ted, Sorry about the picture.
Okay, I'll ask something else. I live alone and can't dismantle my screen. I don't have to use a brass finish. I can be different. Is there any other high temperature paint [linked by editor to product info at Amazon] I can use to cover the brass? If not a metal color, (i.e. copper and etc.) I simply don't care if it is white.
- Forest City, NC USA
Your local Lowes has heat resistant paints, both brush-on and aerosol which resist high temperature.
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I have a custom sized brass fireplace enclosure that is in sad shape. I have black spots on it and I really do not like brass to begin with. What type of paint can I use, if any, to paint this? I realize that the paint needs to be heat resistant and I am open to any type of colour and/or finish. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.Kelly Green
hobbyist - Toronto, ON, Canada
Ed. note: Hopefully the answers above will suit your needs, Kelly. If not, get back to us. Good luck.