We bought a big, wooden, electric fireplace from Costco a couple of years ago. After updating the living room decor last year, I decided that the fireplace could do with updating and lightening. So after Christmas, we headed off to the local hardware store to find some paint.
I had read an article about Rust-oleum chalky finish furniture paint, so I chose the antique white colour and headed home to give it a go.
The thing that had attracted me to this particular paint was the fact it claimed to not need any primer and had a quick drying time. I was a bit sceptical but sure enough it actually worked!
It painted straight on to the varnished wood surface with no problems and dried even quicker than it said on the tin.
It took around 3 coats of the paint to cover the fireplace well. And I probably only used around just over a half of the tin.
I had read that it should be finished off with wax and I bought some of the Rust-Oleum clear furniture wax , but haven’t used it yet as I am a bit scared of ruining what looks great right now!
I highly recommend the Rust-Oleum paint. A really easy and cheap way to completely transform an old and somewhat tired looking fireplace!
I am really pleased with this!