I want to seal my stone fireplace

by Victoria
I have a field stone fireplace and the stones look dull. I would like to apply a sealer to keep it looking clean and wet looking. We occasionally use the fireplace. Thanks!
  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 30, 2016
  • Victoria Victoria on Oct 30, 2016
    Janet, thank you for responding, but I dont know how to read your answer. This is my first time on Hometalk. Please advise.
  • Pun12980393 Pun12980393 on Oct 30, 2016
    Brenda, Copy and paste the website address that Janet posted.
  • Daryle Thomas Daryle Thomas on Oct 31, 2016
    There are several coatings that will shine up the stones on a fireplace. The first rule is to clean the surface completely to be sure the new finish adheres AND stays on. To clean the surface well means wire brushing and possibly an acid wash to remove efflorescence. One coating that has been used forever is water glass (sodium silicate). Sometimes a very good cleaning is all that would be needed to improve the look of the fireplace. When using a sealer such as Glamour Coat, a satin finish is preferred over a high-gloss.
  • Lillian's Interiors Lillian's Interiors on Nov 03, 2016
    I would use Guardz by Zinsser after you give it a good cleaning
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 02, 2022

    Use a High Gloss Sealer, may need more than one coat.