Apply Thin Faux Stone Fireplace Surround
Stone fireplace surround – The stone veneer is applied over wood fireplace surround also to other fireplace finishes such as tiles. There are many different styles of stone veneer, ranging from boulders to cobble something that looks like blue stone or slate. Base your choice of veneer on the overall design of the room. A cobblestone style veneer would create a rustic look, while a blue stone or slate veneer will complement a modern or contemporary room.
Use client felt the bare wood fireplace surround. Starting at the bottom of the surround and overlap each section of the filter by about 2 inches. Trim the felt with a utility knife. Place the metal lath of the felt on the stone fireplace surround. Metal cups on the batten should be facing up, so they keep mortar. Cut lath size with metal clips. Hammer nails in the lath every 6 to 8 inches along the edges and in a grid entire surface of the surround to secure it in place. Pull a thin layer of mortar horizontally across surround with a notched trowel. This is called skim coat. Allow to dry overnight. Lay the stone veneer on a canvas dust sheets in the desired pattern for the stone fireplace surround.
Trim any stones as needed to fit the design. Install stone veneer surround. Make a furrow in the middle of the mortar. Horizontally with the tip of the trowel. Fixed seat each stone surround. Contains the first row along the top and sides. Space stone about 3/8 to 1/2 inch apart. Let mortar dry overnight. Fill the joints between the stone with mortar, using a grout bag. Let the mortar dry for about one hour. Run your finger across the injected joints to smooth mortar. Let the mortar to cure for at least two days before using the stone fireplace surround.