I've been working on a complete makeover of my family room fireplace. I described the progress here. I'm on the last step - painting the metal doors. This is the first time I have ever painted fireplace doors. I decided to try it for a couple of reasons. First, I knew it would be a lot cheaper than buying an all new screen. And, second, these doors are really large. I haven't been able to find the same size screen anywhere. I don't think it is standard anymore.
I did some research first and decided I needed high heat paint. We do use our fireplace in the winter and I wanted the paint job to hold up. I assumed this would be a quick and easy process. My husband, Craig, taped off the glass so I was ready to paint:
I bought Rustoleum High Heat spray paint at Lowe's:
And I sprayed the doors. They looked so much better...except:
Can you see the problem? Maybe it will be obvious from this picture:
The paint has a flat finish. Which will not look good against this:
The fireplace brick is painted in a semi-gloss black. I was hoping for a closer sheen. So, I jumped on the Rustoleum website to check my options. And I was in luck. They make a high heat semi-gloss spray paint. I went back to Lowe's for this:
And I double checked -
So now I am just waiting for the rain to stop. Then, I can finish this quick and easy project.