Painting/staining concrete fire pit

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Old 03-09-16, 04:01 PM
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Painting/staining concrete fire pit

I have a fire pit that I would like to stain/paint if possible. It appears to be made out of fiber concrete, and is currently light grey.
It isn't sealed, and people tend to set drinks on it and leave rings. I plan on sealing it, but before I did I was curious if it was possible to change the color. I haven't been able to find out much information online about it. I would really enjoy the faux granite look, however I'm not sure how well that holds up to indirect heat. I would also like a thick glossy countertop finish on it, but I am also not sure if that can withstand temperatures as well.
Any help would be appreciated!
 
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Got a picture so we can see what your seeing?
 
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I'd take that picture down to your local paint store [not a paint dept] and discuss the options with them. That's what I've always done when a job came up that I was unsure about what coating to use. Do you know how hot the concrete gets? especially the back/side wall next to the flame.
 
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I'd be looking into tiling it before ever painting it.
 
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Tiling would certainly look great on that style fire pit. It would certainly be more work to do but would really look good in the long run. Beehive
 
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How close is the wall to the fire. There is not a lot of paint, including so called fireplace paint, that stands up to the direct heat of a fire.
 
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