How to remove slate rock from fireplace Or, can I just plaster over i?

by Denise
  4 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 14, 2018

    You can build a frame over the slate rock and then drywall.

  • Denise Denise on Aug 14, 2018

    I have zero skills! I saw an hgtv show where the jack hammered it off, then stuccoed the fire place. I was hoping I could just slather something over it-smooth it out and paint it. Guess I’m out of my league. 🤪 thx for the input, though!

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Aug 20, 2018

    I think it would be hard to slather cement or any other material and make it all smooth and even. I go with the idea of covering it with the special dry wall that you can use near fire, can't think fo the name, and then paint or do whatever you want. BTW, my fireplace is covered in river rocks and I love it.

  • Denise Denise on Aug 21, 2018

    I love river rock fireplaces,too. I also like my

    slate fireplace. It just seems that all decorators say it’s too outdated and needs to go! I’m 67- maybe I’m outdated and need to be resurfaced! Ha ha