How to Build a Faux Stone Fireplace

Feb 22nd

Fireplaces coated stones give a more rustic look to any room. Unfortunately, they are expensive and difficult to build if you have experience in working stone. A blanket with faux stone fireplace finish could be the perfect solution when you are short on cash and your skills are minimal.

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  1. If you are not placing a new cloak that mimics the faux stone fireplace over the existing one, you must be a first sanding using an electric sander and fine sandpaper.
  2. Measure the wire mesh to fit on the mantle and frame. Secure it using both a rugged electric stapler 10 to 12 inches using more around the perimeter.
  3. Create a pattern on the floor or on a flat surface with fake rock fragments. Measure the floor area that meets the dimensions of the mantle and fireplace frame and distributes the stones decoratively.
  4. Place each faux stone fireplace on the mantle and frame as you had placed on the floor. Hold each stone firmly into the mortar for 30 seconds or until secure if loose.
  5. Let the stones and mortar to dry for 12 hours. Apply sealer with a brush and allowed to dry for 24 hours before using the fireplace.
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