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Forum topic by capstar posted 06-19-2014 05:46 PM 551 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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capstar

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06-19-2014 05:46 PM

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Hi all, I am in the process of making some wood carved inserts for a fireplace mantle that would be above the hearth and on the vertical surface down from the mantle top. I am wondering which type of finish would hold up to the heat in that area. I currently use lacquer on all my stuff since it basically remains clear, but I am afraid it might crack/craze from the heat, so looking for opinions and options , Thanks


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#1 posted 06-21-2014 08:59 PM

Well I guess it looks like I’ve stumped the band, as I have posted this query on 2 different sites. Been viewed all total 600+ times and still no advice.

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#2 posted 06-21-2014 11:27 PM

I am not able to answer your question, but I would call GF tech support or any other company whose products you like. HTH

-- Art

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#3 posted 06-22-2014 12:15 AM

I personally wouldn’t be concerned at all. I’d finish as usual. If it gets that hot outside of the firebox to effect a surround mantle, where it would crackle the finish, you’d have an issue not relating to the finish. If it gives you peace of mind, do what Art says.

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