I need some suggestions. I don't like the brick that is on my
fireplace and adjoining wall. I was planning on using mortar to
"smooth out" the existing mortar gaps between the bricks then come
back over the bricks and mortar with plaster. Any suggestions that
might keep me from really screwing this up?
I'd screw cement board into the existing mortar joints, the skim coat
that. That way, if you get tired of what you've got and want to get the
bricks back, it's no big deal. Anything else and you'll never get the
original bricks back (and don't say you *never* will want them back, you,
or some subsequent owner of the huse will be glad if you make this change
a reversable one). Besides, if you want to get snazzy, you can get tile
or stone to place on the cement board.
Remove the dead poet to e-mail, tho CC'd posts are unwelcome.
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