Can you paint an electric fireplace? A step-by-step guide in 2023
Electric fireplaces look great in home décor. But is it possible to paint one of these fireplaces?
Can they be painted at all?
Can you spray-paint an electric fireplace with a color that matches your current color scheme?
These are some common questions people have when looking to update their electric fireplace.
If any part of the fireplace can be painted, what type of paint should I use and how do I go about painting my electric fireplace?
Electric fireplaces come in many different shapes and sizes. They may lie flush against a wall as built-in units, stand free as freestanding units, or be designed to go into custom-built existing masonry fireplaces.
Can you paint an electric fireplace?
While your actual electric fireplace insert itself can’t generally be painted, the surround it may have come in usually can, depending on the material.
For instance, if your electric fireplace has a wooden mantel or surround, you can absolutely paint this, and this can massively update the look of your whole fireplace.
However, if you have a marble surround, you generally can’t paint or update this look.
Can you paint a metal electric fireplace?
Similar to other electric fireplaces, it’s not wise to paint a metal electric fireplace.
Many paints made for metal or any material an electric fireplace uses generally need heat to make the paint cure and be able to withstand the heat produced around the fire.
How can I make my electric fireplace look nice?
If you no longer like the way your electric fireplace looks, there are plenty of options for you to make it look nice.
As mentioned above, some of the easiest ways are to change the color or design of the surround of your electric fireplace.
Another option is to decorate around the fireplace.
Electric fireplaces tend to pump heat outwards from the bottom, and nowhere else on the fireplace gets hot.
So you can put ornaments or decorations on and around your fireplace to spruce it up a little.