Our fireplace surround had a black faux finish on it that we were tired of. We wanted to lighten up the room and decided to paint it white. We applied 4 coats of Bulls Eye 123 primer and then one coat of the final color. Biggest pointer I can recommend for a project like this is to use quality brushes and rollers to get a smooth, clean finish.
I think the end product turned out awesome and love how it changed the look of the room. What do you think?