Fireplace inserts are great and economical way to heat your home. They sit right at home and have a tube that goes right up the chimney. Most fireplace inserts are made of cast iron. The heat and time are not necessarily kind of cast iron wood stoves. Add a little paint to spruce up a bit.
The first instruction is paint your fireplace inserts in the spring after all the cool weather. Let your fireplace insert several months for the paint to cure before starting a fire again. Clean the fireplace insert very well with a cloth and warm water. Scrape rust or flaking patches with sandpaper and clean it.
Cover all areas around the fireplace insert if it is too heavy to move out. Use pieces of cardboard to protect the actual fireplace and mantel. Cover all the furniture in the room with sheets, blankets or plastic. Cover the soil with a layer of plastic.
Hold the spray paint can 12-18-inch away from the stove. Work on a section of the fireplace inserts at a time and completely, but lightly coat with paint. Allow it dry. Apply at least one more coat of paint in the background and even coverage.