DIY Projects & Crafts DIY Home Projects How to Spray Paint a Metal Fire Screen We turned a tag-sale fire screen into a striking accessory by covering it with heat-resistant copper spray paint. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on April 12, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: ADDIE JUELL For another project, refurbish the painted fireplace (pictured above) to pair with your fire screen. What You'll Need Materials Heat-resistant metallic spray paint (Pictured: Rust-Oleum High Heat Ultra Enamel Spray Paint, in Aged Copper) Cardboard box Rosin paper or drop cloth Instructions Choose a well-ventilated work area, ideally outside. Line the floor or a large shop table with a scrap of cardboard, rosin paper, or drop cloth. Cut box open at a corner and arrange it to catch overspray, or cover surrounding items and walls with rosin paper or drop cloths, if necessary. Stand fire screen up on protected work surface. Read label on spray paint and stand as far back from the fire screen as it specifies. Shake can for a full minute to mix paint properly. Start spraying off to one side of fire screen, then move across and past it in an even stroke. Do not stop moving. Keep going back and forth until fire screen is covered in a thin coat of paint, making sure to cover top and side edges. Let paint dry completely. Repeat one to two times until fire screen is evenly covered, letting paint dry completely after each coat. Lie screen down to spray paint bottom edge, using the same method as above. Let dry completely.