How can I perk up a concrete hearth?

by Holly

I have a stone fireplace which I love πŸ’•. The hearth is a dingy grey which I have scrubbed repeatedly with everything imagi

The bottom looks so dirty!

  7 answers
  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Sep 01, 2019

    You can put ceramic tile or granite (not marble) tile on it.

    You can put concrete dye/stain on it, in all kinds of ways and colors: sponge it, dry brush it for wood grain effect, create faux tile or other pattern on it, granite-like stippling and more. Any sealer will have to be sanded off or stripped, so that the dye permeates the concrete.,

    The dye/stain comes in translucent and opaque formulas, depending on the brand.

    Then re-Seal when finished, to make ash clean up easier.

  • Trudi Trudi on Sep 01, 2019

    Don't know what your decor is, but you could paint. Clean really well, then put a base coat down that sticks good. I believe the in one called Stixs that is very good. Then paint the color you want and seal.

  • Holly Holly on Sep 01, 2019

    The fireplace is gas so the paint would have to be heat resistant!

  • Leah Leah on Sep 01, 2019

    To clean, spray with original Krud Kutter. Let it sit a while. Wipe off.

  • William William on Sep 01, 2019

    I agree. You can use Krud Kutter or any other degreaser. You can tile or stain it with concrete stain.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Sep 05, 2019

    You can DIY a stone mat that you can place on top. Either one long one or two or three . I’m sending a How too from Pintrest, but check and use a mat and glue that’s safe near a fire place.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Sep 05, 2019

    Almost forgot to send !