I spray painted the fireplace surround at our old house, so I decided to do the same here. This picture is from the day before we moved in. I do love the look of red brick, especially inside, so I wasn’t particularly eager to change that. But I didn’t love the brass surround, so that’s what I started with.
It was very simple to remove. It sat in the garage for several weeks because I have a life, haha.
I bought black spray paint that is specifically for high heat areas, like grills, car engines, annnnd fireplaces. I bought it at Lowes, and I’ll link it here.