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Papering up to builders opening too hot?

Postby momentomori » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:46 pm

Hi, I am new to this forum and any advice wold be appreciated!

I will be installing a wood burning stove into a builders opening in the chimney breast. I would really like to leave the breast free of a surround and leave the finished fireplace looking like the picture at the top of the woodburner project here ==>

I would like to paper the breast up to the opening, but this will bring the paper to about 9" of the stove, I'm not convinced of the safety of this!!

An L shape metal trim would be fitted around the opening to tidy the transition. (If I can find something nice!)

I can't find any references to this being done before and would appreciate any advice!

Many thanks.
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby stoneyboy » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:36 pm

Provided you are going to fit the trim the wallpaper will not be in direct sightline of the fire so radiated heat will not be an issue.
You will need to use a good quality glue and size the wall well especially around the opening.
You will not be able to use any blown or vinyl paper.
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