Help us pick a paint color!

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  1. Easy Livin' 3000

    Easy Livin' 3000

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    We use a standard piece of hardybacker as a floor protector over our wood floor in front of the stove insert. I just left it the ugly light grey, but when this season is over, I'm going to give it a paint job to class up the joint a little bit (hah!).

    I've been leaning towards a brown, but thought it'd be fun to consider other ideas, including the flecky and textured stuff they sell in cans of spray.

    What do you think?

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    I think this would be frustrating to clean unless you were vacuuming it every time. A faux marble look might look great. Lots of videos to show how it is done and if you don't like it, you can paint over it.
     
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    It's funny you say that, I'd had that idea before, and even talked about it, but had totally forgotten until you mentioned it.

    I think it's a great idea, I believe I saw them do it on this old house a long time ago, and I remember thinking that they made it look pretty easy. In other words, something even I could do.

    If I recall correctly, it all started with a base coat of some color, with subsequent thin, uneven layers of color, finished with the veining with a tiny brush and a little technique.

    I'll definitely do some more research on it.
     
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    Artist I presume myself to be I'd paint a compass on the slate ....then slather on a protective coat......N...E....S....W. live a little
     
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    Just paint wood grain onto it and it'll mess up your insurance man!!! :D
     
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    I really love this idea. I might have to find someone to help with the artwork, it'd probably be embarrassing if I did it.

    So, regarding the protective coat, I do need to worry about it being slippery when wet (sorry, second 90's rock reference in one post). What would you recommend to solve that issue?
     
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    I was leaning towards this from the start.

    I still might go in this direction, although it does seem a little more technical.

    But not for the purpose of messing with my insurance guy. He already doesn't like me and threatened to cancel my coverage a couple of times already. He made me cut a couple of trees down that were right next to the house right after we bought the place.

    I started this thread just to get some color ideas, and am instead getting all kinds of creative suggestions. I think that is so great!
     
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    I'm grateful for a good insurance guy/team myself. They have helped me out a couple of times where they wouldn't have had to...… :yes:
     
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    How about Periwinkle? :D
     
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    The black Stove Brite with specks in it did not show ashes as much as the flat black at our previous house, and might blend with your stove.
     
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    What kind of paint ?
    A polymer paint that is combustible when dry ?

    I would tile it with a non-combustible tile .
    Or maybe stove paint.
     
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    Good point. I'm not familiar with the combustion issue with paint. But I'll look into it. Maybe enamel would be an option? Stove paint is always a good option, and I think it's a good idea. The color choices will be more limited with stove paint, but too many options is not usually a good thing.

    I won't be tiling it, but under different circumstances, not a bad idea.
     
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    A good idea, I have a can of it right in the cellar. This would be the simplest option, and I bet it would be a vast improvement to the current look. It would match the stove exactly!
     
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    In a different life!

    I always thought periwinkle was a funny crayon when I was a kid.
     
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    Periwinkle is a salt water snail here. Some people eat them. Ick.
    I had to look up the color.
     
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