This DIY is a tutorial anyone can follow! This tutorial takes your outdated brass fireplace from drab to fab in no time.
This tutorial shows how to spray paint brass fireplace doors for cheap. This project is almost effortless! Most of the work happens in the prep time. This fireplace DIY also costs very little money compared to buying a brand new fireplace insert. Affordable AND uncomplicated make this fireplace tutorial an absolute WIN in my book. Not to mention, this brass fireplace DIY is fast! This DIY project can be knocked out in a few hours on a Saturday morning. Let me show you how to spray paint brass fireplace doors for cheap.
Start with an outdated brass fireplace doors for this tutorial.
First, clean the brass fireplace with heavy duty metal cleaner. Remove all dirt and grime! Wipe the fireplace down after cleaning to ensure any traces of dirt or cleaner have been removed. Clean all areas where the spray paint will be applied.
Prep the brass fireplace for spray paint!
Next, grab some scissors, painter’s tape, painter’s paper, and painter’s plastic. Cut out enough painter’s paper to completely cover the perimeter of the fireplace. Tape down the painter’s paper and secure with a strong painter’s tape. Cut out enough painter’s tape to cover the glass on the fireplace. You could also cut out the paper to fit the glass, but in my opinion, it is easier to use tape only to cover the glass.
Protect the area around the fireplace doors from spray paint!
Next, cover the nearby floor, shelves, and TV (or anything near the fireplace) with a good quality painter’s plastic. Going the extra mile with prep work will prevent any stain-related problems. You do not want to get high heat black spray paint on the shelves or the floor. Prevent the spills and splatters before they happen!
Spray paint the fireplace!
Now, grab a high heat gloss spray paint in black (or any color you prefer.) It is VERY important that the spray paint used is for high heat surfaces AND metal surfaces! After all, it would be pretty unfortunate if the paint melted off while the fireplace was in use! With medium pressure, begin spray painting the fireplace. Start slow and work around the perimeter of the fireplace and gradually work inward. Wait a few minutes after the first coat and then apply the second coat of spray paint. After the second coat, wait a minute and look closely to see if any brass is still peeking through. Spray any spots still showing with the spray paint. Spray all around the handles and the doors. Assess the paint job from all angles and make sure no spots were missed!
Clean up Spray Paint materials!
Let the paint dry for a few hours until it has set. Clean up plastic and paper and slowly remove tape off glass doors. Remove tape with caution and don’t rush the process of removing the paper, plastic, and tape. Save the rest of the paint for another DIY project!
Spray Paint Brass Fireplace Doors DIY Tips:
- Spend plenty of time prepping the workspace. Quality prep prevents all kinds of accidents!
- Ensure the brass is completely clean prior to painting.
- Move slowly when applying spray paint.
- The fumes from the spray paint are strong, so make sure to keep the workspace well ventilated. Open doors and windows and keep the fan on!
Cost Comparison: Cheap Spray Paint Fireplace Doors vs New Painted Fireplace Insert
This DIY can save you quite a bit of money. Most new black fireplace inserts cost at least 100 to 200 dollars at most retailers! All the materials needed for this DIY cost less than 50 dollars combined. The overall cost of this project might even cost less if you already have some of the materials already laying around. Once this fireplace DIY is finished, you will be certainly living well on just a little!
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