What type of paint should I use when painting my brass fireplace screen? What type of paint should I use when painting my brass fireplace screen?
When painting your brass fireplace screen, it is important to prep the surface before you begin. Otherwise, you will just trap dirt between the brass and the paint. Clean the brass using a TSP cleaner as this will remove fingerprints and dirt. Then you can use sandpaper to sand the brass to give the paint something to stick to. At this point, clean the brass again to get rid of the grains created by the sandpaper. Spray on a metal heat primer in a well-ventilated area, and leave to dry for 24 hours. Finally, spray on your paint, which must also be suitable for hot metal surfaces.