Yucky red brick

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Old 09-11-02, 09:08 PM
notaplumber
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Yucky red brick

Our fireplace is done in old red brick. You can see the places where they've repaired the mortar - some is light and some is dark. Is there anything we can do to the brick/mortar to make it look better? Paint it all or paint the mortar? Any suggestions welcome. We use the fireplace all the time. Can't afford to replace at this time.
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Old 11-01-02, 01:29 PM
kjbcrev99
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yucky red fireplace

I think painted fireplaces look sharp. You could also tile it, grout the face and stick your marble collection in it-- The possibilities are endless! This would cover up the contrast problem. I would think you could also chisel out the mortar and re-mortar it if you like the exposed brick.
 
 

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