Changing look of brick fireplace

annalchyuMarch 4, 2008

Dear fellow remodelers:

I have a home built in 1940 with a brick fireplace in the living room. I like my beautiful original wood mantel, but the brick surround is of that 70s-looking, plain red brick with darker grout lines. I want it to look more like the pretty mottled red brick with white spots. I wish I could upload a picture and I will if I can figure it out.

Does anyone know what product/technique can achieve this look?



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I have seen on the web brick panels that might work for you. The panels are real brick, but a fraction of an inch thick so you can apply them in places where regular brick is not suitable. How to apply them on a brick surround might be a challenge. It might be best to hire a contractor with some experience to do that.

I think if you do a Google search with a term like brick panel, you'll sources for such a product. I'm pretty sure they come in a variety of styles.

Good luck.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 9:22AM
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