Painting & Wallpapering/Fireplace


Hi Tony, as I am now taking out my old existing fireplace, hearth and grate, and replacing it with a 5.6 kw stove, I will be building old grey stone in and around back and sides of the stove, also the front of the brace and upwards, I would like to paint the stone in and around the stove area with red paint, could you please tell me what kind of paint I need.


Two separate issues here to key to the stone the best type of material is a masonry type water based high build product.  Diluted first coat to allow material to penetrate the stone.

However areas that could be subject to intense heat will have to be of a particular heat resisting variety.  Not to be confused with flame retardant or fire resistant.

I am not sure if there is any masonry type heat resistant on the market but I am sure a search on the Internet will provide the answer.

Hope this helps.



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Tony Gallagher


I can answer questions on all interior and exterior painted surfaces. Ranging from new plaster and woodwork to galvanised metal, rusty metal to exterior render stucco, All external timbers from solid oak to tannalised fencing. I have specialist knowledge on Flame Retardent products for Combustiable and Non Combustiable surfaces. Although some product knowledge of Car finishing I do not feel I have enough experience in that field to be able to offer knowledgable solutions.Colour queries are welcome but I have not got a design background and can only answer semi technical questions with regard to colour.


Fourty years selling decorative products on behalf of major manufacturers such as Permoglaze,Crown,Macphersons,Johnstones, Leyland,Sikkens & Sadolin. More recently in a merchant capacity I have been involved with Dulux, Farrow & Ball and Fired Earth products. I have recently commenced training in enviromentally friendly product ranges, such as vegatable oil paints and varnish.

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