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Lou915

04:22PM | 01/23/07
Member Since: 01/22/07
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I want ot reface my off-white/beige brick fireplace in my dinning room; it's a rather large area of brick- from floor to ceiling; need suggestions on what materials I can use besides marble and rock; my hubby has me on a budget so I'm looking for something that is budget friendly; someone suggested stuccoing over the brick; is that safe? Thanks in advance for any help!

Glenn Good

05:57PM | 01/26/07
Member Since: 09/10/03
320 lifetime posts
Cement based "true" stucco can be used. You will probably have to install the stucco over a wire plaster lath fastened to the brick to prevent cracking.

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carlbrown

03:31PM | 02/26/07
Member Since: 01/05/05
83 lifetime posts
As Glen said it needs to be lathed.

http://www.badstucco.com
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