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How can you make fake fiberglass rock look more realistic?

Becky at Flipping the FlipLynn SorrellDwp7470b


We recently bought an electric fireplace that has fiberglass rocks, is there a wash or something that will make them more realistic looking?

4 answers
  • Mogie

    You could always give the rocks a new coat of paint. Use a water proof latex paint. First apply a dark gray. Let it dry for about 30 minutes.

    Sponge on a thin layer of medium grey paint, leaving the dark paint peeking through. Let the paint dry for 30 minutes.

    Apply a very thin layer of light grey paint, also using a sponge so the other colors are visible, then let the paint dry before displaying the fake rock.

  • Dwp7470b

    As long as they are spongy fiberglass (with pores) you can use rit dye to make it look like you used a Terra Cotta, Gray, Charcoal or Red Concrete Colorant.

    Not sure if you can use the Colarant itself. I would call and ask the Manufacturer before using Concrete Colorant.

  • Lynn Sorrell

    Do you have any artistic abilities use acrylic paints and paint them to look like actual rocks. Some tips https://www.ehow.com/how_6127952_paint-artificial-rock.html Or you could place real rocks in front of them covering them up-depending on how it's made.

  • Does any of it get hot at all in there? If so, you’ll have to consider heat resistant paints.

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