Updating old tiled fireplace
Oil primers will prevent the brick from breathing – as we all know, breathing is essential. Once you’ve rolled it on, use a brush to fill in the grout areas that did not get hit by the roller.You’ll save yourself a lot of work doing it this way rather than cutting in ALL of the grout lines first and then rolling.Is your fireplace the statement piece you want it to be, or is it more of an eyesore?Whether it’s brick, stone, or simply drywall, make the bold impression you want with a fireplace makeover!We also painted the oak mantel white and spray painted the brass surround. It is about 1/3 as thick as a standard tile, meaning that you can put it over existing tile without worrying that it will a) slide off b) create a large lip on the edges. All of the options are stone/marble/travertine, meaning that it’s an upscale look that adds panache to any backsplash or fireplace surround. It comes in 12 x 12 sheets meaning that if you pick the right pattern (square, not staggered), you will not even have to rent a tile cutter to install this product around your fireplace.You can just use a utility knife to get out the shape/size you need. Some of them don’t even need grout as the tiles are set flush together.I’ve compiled the 25 best DIY fireplaces I’ve seen!Take a look, pick your favorite, and don’t settle for that ugly, old fireplace!
These tiles were installed OVER the old porcelain tile – no muss no fuss!
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