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Susie Bell

You will want to be careful about using paint. It is flammable. I would not use this fireplace with paint so close to it. The codes here say 12" is the closest any flammable object can be.

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We live in the Deep South so it never gets used with wood that would spark (it's gas) and actually, it hardly ever gets used at all with our mild winters. It's July so I figured it was a good time to test it out. There is paint on the face wood around the granite so I figured why not? I was mostly trying to see how it would look in a different color and we will be changing it out to a more "easy to work with" stone color as soon as possible because I know it wouldn't be up to code as is. Thanks for thinking about that though!

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