Stucco over brick fireplace


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Old 12-10-01, 10:40 AM
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Stucco over brick fireplace

We are remodeling living room with a Tuscany theme and would like info on how to cover brick floor to ceiling fireplace with stucco or something similar. Thanks for the info!
 
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Old 12-21-01, 06:58 AM
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I personally don't know how but remember seeing books about putting tile on bricks at the library. I hope that helps. Sorry I don't know more about it.
 
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Old 12-31-01, 04:35 PM
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How to stucco

A stucco project is typically beyond the skills of a DIYer. It requires the special skills of a stucco mason.
 
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Old 01-02-02, 04:30 PM
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If you are a DIY that want to do it...you can!.. stucco over the brick it is not that hard.....make sure it is clean and float it on, use a good stucco product follow mixing directions and have fun...first coat does not have to be perfect,second coad will be easyer than the first use a long float to keep it flat...good luck and have fun...
 
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Old 01-09-02, 10:44 AM
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stucco over brick

I just removed a 3/4 inch drywall from my brick fireplace surround. The previous owner had located the studs, installed firring strips into the studs and then applyed drywall. Afterwards they installed very thick stucco onto that. It was not bad taking this down. You may want to consider doing your job in this fashion. Incidentally, I did like the stucco, however, I am attempting to install natural oversized river rock onto the existing brick exterior of my family room fireplace which has a slab foundation. Hope that helped.
 
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Old 01-09-02, 08:02 PM
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Yes you can stucco but first apply a coat of mortar over the brick to smooth over the joints, then apply the stucco.

Another idea is a fairly new product (to me) called texture paint. It is a thick paint/plaster material which I have used over tile. It creates an old world look which you can faux finish for that Tuscany feel. You local home center should have it in stock with information on how to apply it

Try is, I think you'll like it.......nuc
 
 

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