Painted fireplace, is it a good idea, or a bad idea? Tough decision!! As a home stager and redesigner, I often see fireplaces in my client's home. Some are in great shape, some not so much. When I recommend painting, I usually get this reaction, "Really you think I should paint it?". If your fireplace looks outdated, then it's definitely worth painting it.
What a difference!!
But what if your fireplace looks like this? Then what? Do you still paint it? I have to say, I like the fireplace before it was painted. I also love it after as well. So what do you do? To Paint or not to paint? That is the question. My opinion, if it looks nice then leave it alone. Not everyone may like painted fireplaces, and if they do, they can always paint it themselves. Only paint it, if it's in bad shape!
Remember, when you're selling your home, it's essential to eliminate any potential problems buyers may have. An ugly fireplace is a potential problem. So don't be afraid to paint the fireplace if you think it may be an issue!