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I am looking for an antique brass heat resistant paint I can use to refinish my fireplace doors. Does anyone know where I can purchase antique brass paint that is heat resistant? I can find white, black, etc., but not antique brass.

Mary Pratt
- Muskogee, Oklahoma


I am in the same boat. If you found an answer please let me know. Thanks Ann

Ann C [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Simi Valley, California


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Hello, Mary; Hello Ann. A true brass finish can't be achieved with paint. If your doors are solid brass, tedious cleaning and polishing will bring them back. If they are brass plated they would need to go back to a plating shop for replating (if they are magnetic they are brass plated steel).

The closest you will come to an antique brass high temperature paint (as far as I know) would be gold brake paint =>
but I can't predict whether you would be pleased with it. But you can also try normal temperature brass paint and see how it holds up. Good luck.

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I have a double sided fireplace with two brass framed doors. Over the years, the brass has had paint dripped on it, been exposed to sea air, and generally looks terrible. Is it possible to use 1200 degree stove paint, and paint the brass black? I've read about cleaning brass, and now I'm more confused than ever! These are just standard fireplace doors, and I'm sure they were cheap, so is it possible this isn't even brass? Any advice would be most welcome!

Mary C [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
homeowner - Carlsbad, California


Hello, Mary. Yours is the easier question, since you'd apparently like black. I would lightly sand whatever you've got, be it brass or not, then apply a Self-Etching Primer [affil. link to info/product on Amazon], and spray on high temperature black Stove Paint [affil. link to info/product on Amazon]. Paint will not stick to brass at all without the self-etching primer.

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