Restoring Travertine Fireplace Surround
Our remodel project has a double sided fireplace and has beige/white travertine on the surround. Each tile is unique and has many pits and rough areas into which smoke from the fireplace has settled.
We have tried everything to clean it, but it looks really bad. A chimney sweep told us that there were at least 2 fires in that chimney previously, and he fixed all that so now we don't worry about that part.
He suggested that we get some beige grout, and grout each tile, filling in all the pits, and wiping it off. We will try that, but if that doesn't work, can we paint it?
If so, any suggestions on paint?