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Painting fireplace tiles?

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SussexBornAndFed Sun 22-Nov-20 15:10:43

We have an open, working fire in our living room. The tiles clash with everything else in our front room. I'm thinking about painting them black. I've seen that people are refurbing their fireplace tiles using chalk paint. Does anyone know if it's safe to do this?

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TwoLeftSocksWithHoles Sun 22-Nov-20 16:25:50

I think its safe (its water-based) but whether the paint will stay on there for very long is another matter.

Misty9 Sun 22-Nov-20 22:13:08

I've painted windowsill tiles and on advice used a dulux trade primer first then normal paint. Seems okay so far...

TwoLeftSocksWithHoles Mon 23-Nov-20 04:52:32

@misty9

I don't think the issue is with painting tiles themselves, it is the fact that they are part of an open, working fireplace where the problem lies and so one wouldn't want to use a paint that was potentially flammable.

LassoOfTruth Mon 23-Nov-20 05:50:07

We painted our fireplace surround using a heat-proof paint like the kind you’d use for a radiator? I don’t think there’d be a huge choice of colours but probably black is an option

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