Asked on Oct 9, 2017

I have a large fireplace surround which is looking dirty and broken.

FritasCynthia HEd Cannon


Too expensive to have a stone mason redo, anyone have an attractive fix?
6 answers
  • Peg
    on Oct 9, 2017

    I had the same fire place at one time. Personally I wouldn't fix it except for the cement issue you spoke of.
  • Bijous
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Clean the stone:
    Change up the display on the mantle
    Go to a stone lot and find out the best way to fix any damage. It may be that just some mortar will do.
  • Ed Cannon
    on Oct 9, 2017

    clean it with a fireplace cleaner. If it is smokey then chimney is not drawing the smoke out properly. Is closer fully open? Call chimney cleaner if you do not find anything wrong
  • Cynthia H
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Make sure all stones are solid and it's only cosmetic. You can always paint it.
  • Fritas
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Thanks. I've considered that but not sure if I'd have to mix colors or paint it ALL one color.
  • Fritas
    on Oct 10, 2017

    thank you but we do have our chimney cleaned every year since we heat with the insert.
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