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...jammin
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I haven't run across this situation before
I'm looking at a partially finished basement
Basement is concrete, at least 3/4 under ground
Looks like 1/2" drywall on 1x3s against the wall
There's a wood stove down there, and it's vented into the chimney
Well, I assume...
It's right under the fireplace on the first floor, and there's some cinderblock in the basement wall there
So anywho, the drywall stops a few feet on either side of the woodstove vent
I'm assuming they were worried about heat from the woodstove
H/O wants to know if I can paint the concrete there white like the drywall

The woodstove is a few feet out from the wall and where the vent attaches to the wall is about head high
Do I need to be concerned about heat from the pipe and any paint I might use on this?
Or heat from the wood stove?
Any good suggestions for concrete wall paint?
(I usually just UGL-it)
Any tips, tricks, hints, or suggestions would be appreciated
Thanks
 

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I agree with PWG, maybe a concrete stain would work. If it's a few feet away, you might be able to use an acrylic or something, but then I assume the pipe get's nice and hot when it's running. To avoid peeling, I can't really think of anything else that will perform better than a stain.....I can honestly say I've never run into a situation like that where it's a concrete surface, but heat is an issue...wierd!
 

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It's pretty smooth
Staining did not occur to me
I couldn't find the Zinsser with flames on the website
I'll ask at the Paint Shop
 

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All the ones I've seen seem to yellow(burnt) around the pipe. The flue that is in their now is probably single wall and the cement around it will get hot.The homeowner could have the piece going thru the cement changed to B-vent(double wall) to protect you're paint from heat transfer and also they could add a collar or decorative ring around the pipe. I know they make high heat paint that is used on cast iron radiators but I'm not sure if it would adhere to cement.
 

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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
plumguy said:
The flue that is in their now is probably single wall
Yup
plumguy said:
... they could add a collar or decorative ring around the pipe.
There is one of those there
Mike Finley said:
...purchase something designed to attach to the wall behind the stove such as a heat shield
Well I gotta go to Pete's Cycles and Stoves anyway
They have the best stove paint
I'll look into the heat shield thing
 

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OK
After Pete's, The Paint Shop, my buddy the mason and you guys.....
There is no paint like I was looking for
I told her she'll want to put something back there
She says...we're not going to use it, I just want it to look nice
So I just painted it
...hey where's that throws up hands smilie?

Hey at least I got to use an 1 1/4 nap sleeve :party:
Which brings me to another point, but I guess that's another thread....
 
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