fireplace makeover

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fireplace makeover

Post by greg1 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:13 pm

I was just wondering if its possible to cover the old brick fireplace with that new stone product they have in stores?
Would i need to apply scratch coat to existing brick or install cement boards? Or is it possible to install right on top of the brick? Anyone done that already, would appreciate any tips and advise.

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Re: fireplace makeover

Post by Shannon » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:37 pm

I have seen this done a coupe different ways depending on what you have currently. I think if the current design is pretty simple covering with cement board and starting with flat surface is the way to go. If the current brickwork is un even and complicated then you may have to fill it all with mortar and get things simplified.
Lets see what the other guys suggest.
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Re: fireplace makeover

Post by greg1 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:01 pm

right now, its just a brick wall. its flat but there are some voids in between the bricks.
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Re: fireplace makeover

Post by Shannon » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:33 am

I would think you could mortar new bricks right over this surface.
Have you considered painting the brick for a different look or covering with cement board and then tiling for a more modern look?
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Re: fireplace makeover

Post by greg1 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:55 am

Yes, I guess I'm exploring all the options available. I was thinking about painting too, it seems the most easiest option. Right now the existing bricks don't fit with the overall decor at all lol

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