Can I safely paint this chimney?


It's made up of cement blocks and used by one wood stove only. It's already painted yellow by the previous owners but was wondering if I could paint it something else.
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Hank wrote:

Why not??
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I was thinking it might be a fire hazard but I supposed the outside doesn't get hot enought to ignite
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Professor spake thus:

Believe us, if the outside of your chimbley gets hot enough to ignite paint, then deciding whether to paint it or not is the least of your problems.
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Hank wrote:

Well I would guess it would be safe assuming you don't fall off a latter or something. If it was properly constructed in the first place it should be fine.
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No, it will still be a chimney.
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The law is all block chimneys must be painted yellow. Ok just use exterior latex....
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