Need to paint or surface concrete mantel above active fireplace
KMS Woodworks on Feb 09, 2013What about "skinning" it with some tile. painted concrete is still just painted concrete. Granted it may look better that plain concrete, but some nice marble could really make it POP. http://www.google.com/search?q=marble+fireplace+surround&hl=en&tbo=d&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS503US503&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=aXQWUaeaEoXlyAGppoDwCw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAA&biw=1024&bih=461#hl=en&tbo=d&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS503US503&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=tile+marble+fireplace+surround&oq=tile+marble+fireplace+surround&gs_l=img.12...22036.22886.0.245188.8.131.52.0.0.0.104.456.4j1.5.0...0.0...1c.1.2.img.KXi5eC-moBI&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42080656,d.aWc&fp=64c3ccf2a5fcc571&biw=1024&bih=461Helpful Reply
ProTect Painters of Oviedo ~ Winter Springs on Feb 10, 2013Hi Susan - there are several products that can be applied to concrete/stone or other materials used in mantels. If the area has any smoke residue, it most likely will need to be primed first. ProTect Painters has a location in Westport. The owner is Vince Adamo. I am sure he would be willing to help you. http://www.protectpainters.com/local-house-painting/ct/fairfield-westportHelpful Reply
Sweet Pea Studio on Feb 10, 2013If the concrete is untreated you can Goggle 'Miracle Grow for staining concrete' and see if this would work, and if you would like the look. Best of luck to you. Yours in art, PamelaHelpful Reply
Burco Surface & Decor LLC. on Feb 10, 2013Unless the concrete has not had any sealer or other coating put over it, you will not be happy with the results of staining. An over lay could look good but it would need to be done by someone who is very good with overlays and even then its not going to have a polished look. Its not possible to properly polish a mantle thats mounted on the wall. You may be able to paint it but that would be my last option, id probably just replace it with what i wanted before going that route.Helpful Reply
Better Outdoor Living at Home on Feb 10, 2013You might check out concretenetwork.com - they may have some advice and tips.Helpful Reply
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