It is not un-common for fireplace paint to peel over the course of time (we've see it range from between 6 months to 5 years). Any and all moisture that resides within fireplace bricks will eventually be pulled out by the heat of the fireplace.
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Paint for stove and hearth available in many colors.
Thurmalox® Stove Paint, a high quality, premium coating, is available in a palette of decorative colors. Thurmalox Stove Paint takes stove restoration beyond traditional black; the line includes a rainbow of colors to match stove, stovepipe, and hearth accessories to a room’s décor.
This fast drying, long lasting, heat resistant silicone coating withstands intense heat up to 1200ºF and resists blistering, peeling or flaking. It is an exceptional protective finish for numerous metal items that become hot while in use. Thurmalox Stove Paint enhances stoves and stovepipes, fireplace andirons, fireplaces, screens and grates, barbecues, gas grills and hibachis.
For porcelain stoves, simply topcoat Thurmalox 290 series decorative colors with Thurmalox 293 High Gloss Clear to create a porcelain-like appearance that retains its high gloss and luster to 500F. For exterior applications, apply Thurmalox 245 Primer and 290 Topcoat.
Thurmalox Stove Paint, manufactured by Dampney Company, Inc. of Everett, Mass., is available in easy to use aerosol spray cans and a one pint brush-able black.