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  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Overall: 7.2cm H x 7.2cm W x 2.3cm D
    • Product Name Clayburgh Thermometer
      Brand Symple Stuff
      Product SKU ukeb8d1a18f64fbdc
      Category Outdoor Thermometers Weather Instruments
      Main Category Garden Decor

Outdoor & Garden Ideas

Finishing Your New Fireplace Mantel


Congratulations on your new fireplace mantel! Many people purchase an unfinished mantel so they can paint or stain it to match the dcor of their home rather than having the factory paint or stain it one of their standard colors. I have found that after receiving their new mantel, many people have questions and want advice on the best ways to go about finishing a fireplace mantel.

Painting or Staining?

The first decision that has to be made is whether the new mantel will be painted or stained. Typically this decision is made before buying the mantel as different wood types and materials are used in producing a mantel based on if it will be painted or stained. Stainable mantels use wood types known for their grain and appearance and solid moldings because the woods grain will be visible. Most people who plan to stain wood want the grain as well as other natural blemishes to shine through and would never cover those natural occurrences with paint. Paintable mantels use finger-jointed moldings and less-decorative wood or MDF (i.e. Medium Density Fiberboard) because the wood wont be visible. Once it is painted, it is really difficult to tell the material usedthat is why many contractors and homeowners alike choose MDF as an economical alternative to wood.

Installing the Mantel

While it is not really necessary to finish a mantel after you install it, it does make the job easier if you do this while it is on the wall; it is similar to painting any other wood trim. If you finish it and then mar the mantel when putting it up, you will have to repair it. Certainly many people paint or stain their fireplace mantel prior to installing it. It is really a personal preference.

Whether painting or staining I have put together a list of tips below to help homeowners finish their new fireplace mantels.

Tips for Painting Your Fireplace Mantel

o I recommend using a high quality semi-gloss paint in the color of your choicebut any paint that is used for inside house trim is suitable.

o Have different sizes paint brush available. You will want a smaller brush if your mantel has dentil molding so you can get the paint into the small crevices. A larger brush will help you paint faster and avoid stroke marks in the paint.

o Although priming your mantel is recommend, you do not have to. You can simply apply two to three coats of paint.

Tips for Staining Your Fireplace Mantel

o Test your stain color on an inside area of the mantel before you install it to ensure the color is what you want to achieve. (If you will be using a polyurethane finish over the stain, I recommend testing the polyurethane on top of the stain so you can see the final appearance of your mantel.)

o If sanding the mantel, use a fine (220) grit.

o If applying more than one coat of stain, be sure to let it dry before adding the next coat.

o Once your stain is dry, apply one or two coats of polyurethane (satin or semi-gloss is recommended) or tung oil to protect your finish.

Finishing a fireplace mantel is a rewarding experience; once it is done you can see how the new mantel enhances the look of the room.


21 of 23 Review For Clayburgh Thermometer

  • Review by Joyce

    Joyce ( 2020-Dec-08 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    So pleased with this. Delivery was straight forward. My husband assembled it easily in less than an hour. The kids are now tidying shoes away and no longer throwing them everywhere, causing a death trap assault course for daddy and me. It's also a great place to sit for story time. All for a great price too.

  • Review by Anonymous

    Anonymous ( 2021-Jan-29 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Excellent speedy delivery. Assembly was reasonably easy with very good instructions but better if there are two of you to attach the lid to the box. Well designed storage box and went together well with plenty of space for all our cushions and more. Well pleased

  • Review by E.

    E. ( 2021-Nov-10 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    This sofa set is great. Easy to put together and is comfy! Good price too

  • Review by Clarinda

    Clarinda ( 2021-Sep-17 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Such a beautiful set just perfect for my furlough days spent on my balcony Would highly recommend this set

  • Review by Amanda

    Amanda ( 2020-Sep-03 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Lovely set at a reasonable price and had a speedy delivery. Gave 4 stars rather then 5 as the cushions for the back don’t seem to fit properly and one is always “popping” out. Feel like there should have been 2 angled cushions to make the corner like on my corner sofa in lounge but there is only one. angle cushion

  • Review by Gale

    Gale ( 2020-Dec-26 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Looks good only problem is it has got a mark on one of the doors it looks like something has been lead on it

  • Review by Neil

    Neil ( 2020-Mar-23 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Easy to assemble, sturdy, water proof and quick delivery. Definitely ordering from them again

  • Review by Mary

    Mary ( 2022-Jan-14 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    These are great and easily assembled with just a screwdriver. Clear instructions with everything pre-drilled and extra screws and dowels included in the pack. Arrived a day or two early. Well packaged to prevent damage in transit. Would recommend.

  • Review by Catherine

    Catherine ( 2020-Jul-27 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Does the job very well and looks the part! Cushion cover is vinyl - practical but fabric would be nicer. Good value for he money - the only real downside for me is that I have big feet and some the shoes have to lay sideways - but a pair of Timberland boots will still fit (just)!

  • Review by Michael

    Michael ( 2021-Apr-17 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Perfect for keeping hall tidy - excellent value for money and so easy to put together I managed it all by myself!

  • Review by Derek

    Derek ( 2020-Oct-28 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Very good product , straight forward to assemble with easily identifiable instruction marked on the pieces . Definitely recommend

  • Review by Lisa

    Lisa ( 2020-Jul-29 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Arrived a few days late but this was expected. It is definitely a 2 person assembly. It was easy to put together and the only downside was the screws underneath which did not seem to screw in far enough. It has been a month since it was assembled and it looks good in my 93 year old Mothers back garden. She is extremely happy and helps her to forget about the situation we all find ourselves.

  • Review by Sue

    Sue ( 2020-Jul-06 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Looks amazing! The quality of the material just comes through in real life much better than in photo.

  • Review by Ann

    Ann ( 2020-Feb-14 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Quality was not as good as experienced with wayfair furniture in the past, so disappointed as one chair wobbles and the materiel used was not like my previous rattan garden furniture purchased. If I can not sort out the wobble will have to return the item. I Have purchased a large amount of items within my home and quality has always been excellent. However, service and delivery was excellent as always

  • Review by Marie

    Marie ( 2020-Mar-27 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    I really wanted the turquoise one, but was told they were out, so they sent a brown, wooden one. Next thing I see is a newer ad that shows the turquoise one I wanted on sale and available. This was only a week or so later!! I got it on sale, only this newer one was even less! I'm so disappointed!

  • Review by J.

    J. ( 2021-Sep-24 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    So cute. Love the bench. Took a bit for me to realize the extra bolt was to hold the funky but that held things in place. When you use it and turn it and use to meet up w the other bolt, it isn’t as frustrating.

  • Review by Melody

    Melody ( 2020-May-01 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Just received this planter and must say I'm very disappointed in the item, from the picture and description that it contained stone thought this was a ceramic pot but all it is is painted plastic and I do not think it is worth the purchase price, it has already cost me in delivery , I would like to return it but will cost me again

  • Review by Alan

    Alan ( 2021-Jan-21 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Well made. On my deck to store my pool water arobic equipment Adds another seat on the deck

  • Review by Katie

    Katie ( 2022-Jan-13 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    I received 4 of these darling Bistro Chairs on Tuesday and when I saw them I ran right upstairs and ordered 2 more chairs. They arrive today. Wow in only 2 days and free shipping on top of that. These chairs are perfect for the dining room of our beach house. When I first ordered the chairs a few weeks ago I wanted blue but after searching the entire web there were no blue ones available so I went with the red and I am so happy I did, fun color makes for a fun look. Pros: Fun, light weight, nice size for a small area, comfortable and very french looking.

  • Review by Farrynn

    Farrynn ( 2021-Aug-15 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    My decking is not very big so wanted something small , can honestly say these fit just right and the quality is brilliant.

  • Review by Judith

    Judith ( 2020-Jan-18 )

    VERIFIED BUYER
    ★★★★★

    Got this storage bench for my hall way. It was quick to assemble. Instruction where easy to follow . The starting area is just the right high.

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