How do I brighten a stone fireplace?
Embarrassed to show this picture- this has served as our home reno workshop for 10 months. Hoping to relocate said workshop to another unfinished area in order to get this room painted at last! However, the stones came with the house and they are drab.... we are replacing orange mantel with traditional one in black ( on table in picture), but after caulking lagging grout/caulk at the top, we'd like to wash, coat or do something to brighten the stones themselves... your suggestions as always fully appreciated! (Note: the picture posted is cropped for some reason. The fireplace is actually floor to ceiling in an 18' high room and is 9' wide. A lot of mass that needs brightening up! )Ty! D