1. Sand down the fire surround, get rid of any rough surfaces and then clean.
2. Cover the surround in two layers of primer, leaving around an hours drying time inbetween each coat.
3. Now for the real paint. For this next stage I used Dulux Once Satinwood in Brilliant White. The fire surround was actually covered in 2 coats but I opted to do a third coat do give it a nice glossy finish. I would advice leaving atleast 12 hours drying time between each coat.
Then you just need to decide how you want to dress your fire surround. I went for vintage looking accessories in an off white colouring.
And there we have it. A simple and relatively cheap transformation that really lightens the space up.