Asked on Jan 7, 2019

How do I get rid of the ugly stone?

HejeMogieKelli L. Milligan


q i would like to get rid of the ugly stone but not sure how to do it
5 answers
  • Zard Pocleeb
    on Jan 7, 2019

    They are probably mounted on backer board. Chip out the mortar from between the stone with a hammer and concrete chisel then break out the stones. You will need to replace the backer board afterwards.

  • Courtney
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Paint it white! :)

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Dont paint it, chip it off. You are right. It is quit awful.

  • Mogie
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Courtney is right you could paint or whitewash it. That would be the cheapest and easiest solution. Adding a new mantel would help too. Maybe a nice beefy looking piece of rustic looking wood.

  • Heje
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Skim coating is one option but I think the stone is too thick to make it look good. I would follow the advice of Zard and chip off the stones and replace the backer board. It will give you a cleaner more modern look to the fireplace.

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