Fireplace. Saturday , January 20th , 2018 - 23:48:00 PM
Painting the fireplace Do you have a tight budget? A fireplace that is made from brick can be painted whether it is in its raw brick form, or even if someone has already painted it another color. If you like the overall look of the fireplace, then painting is a good option. There are many colors available the will tie in nicely to the other colors in your room. Be sure to use paint that can hold up to high temperatures. One vendor that sells products specifically for painting a fireplace is Brick-Anew. Painting was not an option for our fireplace, as the tile hearth was chipped and needed to be replaced or repaired and we were not happy with the overall look of the fireplace. Also, there are a lot of people (including us) who don‘t really like the look of painted brick.
Gas burning fireplaces are typically available with either natural gas or liquid propane as their fuel source. The beauty of a gas fireplace is that there is virtually no maintenance required once your installation is complete. With the flick of a switch or the push of a button you can enjoy a beautiful fire. Gas fireplaces offer a huge variety of different facing, lighting, and control options. The design possibilities are endless. Possible drawbacks may be the availability of natural gas or propane in your area as well as limitations to the heat the unit provides.
Nothing beats the crackle and smell of a real wood fire! Wood burning fireplaces do come at a cost however and are typically your most expensive fireplace option. As well as being costly, wood burning fireplaces are more labour intensive than either a gas burning or electric unit. There is a necessity to split and store fuel wood. The fireplace needs to be cleaned on a regular basis as does the chimney to ensure that creosote does not build up. There are a number of options available for wood burning fireplaces that include different door and facing configurations, blower configurations, and efficiency choices.
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