Updating a fireplace hearth
Cover the floor surrounding your brink hearth with a tarp or old newspapers.Protect the walls on each side of the hearth by taping old newspapers or plastic sheets to the walls. Clean the surface of your hearth with a brick and stone cleaner designed to remove soot, smoke and creosote.We used screws and nails to attach it to all three sides, but here’s a shot of what it looked like after the first board was attached…
I didn’t think it warranted a post since I just spray painted it as a temporary solution but seeing as we’ve been here five years now and we haven’t changed our fireplaces and my paint job has held up fine, it was time to show you how I did it. Here is the living room when we first toured the house. I didn’t know if it would work but I had no choice. So basically all I did was spray paint all the rough rock with a coat of primer (I used Zinsser Bin) and then off-white spray paint, about three coats. You can see on the hearth by the wire basket that some of the paint has scratched off. Two nothing reports in a row is just sad, even if it is summer.