Before you start the repainting process of your stone fireplace, you
should first check the building safety regulations. Also, check the applying
safety codes for paint and other flammable materials you plan to use on the
stone fireplace and in its vicinity.
Check with your paint supplier or home improvement store regarding the
adequate use of paint products, right tools and equipment required for such
Before you start working on the stone fireplace, keep in mind that it
is very difficult to get rid of the old paint coating from most masonry
surfaces, including stone. Sandblasting could be your only available option.
This is why it is important to properly plan your home improvement project. You
need to also ensure that the new paint will perfectly blend with the rest of
the room. It is also recommended to practice a little bit to make sure you can
adequately do the job.
The Right Colour for the Stone
Among the best options is the same colour as the colour of the walls
in the room. Another excellent option is a colour that is in contrast with the
main colour of the room. Regardless of the colour of your choice, you should
talk about it with your home improvement consultant or paint supplier to help
you select the most appropriate tones, hues, shades, tools and paint products
for your stone fireplace.
Before the actual painting job, protect the area surrounding the
fireplace, including the walls, floor and other items as well. The area that
needs to be protected mostly depends on the paint you plan to use and how you
apply it: spraying, cutting or rolling.
Prepare the surface of the fireplace using scrapers, soap, water,
sandpaper or brush to get rid of the old paint, dirt and debris. Once the
surface is dry, remove any remaining particles with the use a vacuum cleaner. When
everything is clean and dry you can start the actual painting job of your stone