How to paint a fireplace and transform your living space in 3 easy steps

White painted fireplace surround with white painted walls
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Want to rework the focal point of your living room? Then you need to know how to paint a fireplace for a quick and easy transformation. A fresh coat of paint can take an old and tired fireplace and make it look like new. 

Or maybe it's time for a full room makeover and you want your fireplace to match your new decor.

Whatever the reason for revamping your fireplace ideas you need to make sure that you get your preparation right, choose the right paint and apply properly to make sure your fireplace looks good for years to come. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.