Get it right with white

I’d like to paint our brick fire­place white; which paint will with­stand ex­treme heat?

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Lisa Spaar­wa­ter of Lemon & Lilac Paint Tech­niques replies

Use a scrub­bing brush and sugar soap to clean the bricks; al­low to dry com­pletely. Then paint the in­side of the fire­place with Du­ram NS7 Heat Re­sis­tant Paint. How­ever, you can leave the in­ner bricks un­painted. Then fol­low one of two meth­ods: 1 Paint the bricks on the out­side with a wa­ter-based primer such as Du­lux Su­per­grip and let them dry. Then ap­ply a wash­able wa­ter­based white paint such as Du­lux Pearl­glo. You will need two coats.

2 Use An­nie Sloan paint in the colour Pure to paint the fire­place with one or two coats. No primer is needed. Seal the paint with a wa­ter-based var­nish such as Har­le­quin Wa­ter­based Var­nish.

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