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Best compound to use to patch this gap between our fireplace?

Best compound to use to patch this gap between our fireplace?

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Old 09-06-08, 02:51 PM
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Best compound to use to patch this gap between our fireplace?

Hi all!

I'm a new homeowner, and absolutely thrilled to have found this site!

We purchased an old 1920's brick row home in Philadelphia, with a beautiful old slate fireplace. However there is a gap, measuring from 1/4" to 1/2" between the edge of the fireplace and wall, which is pictured below:

<a href="http://www.paaap.org/tmp/fplace/1.jpg">First Pic</a>
<a href="http://www.paaap.org/tmp/fplace/2.jpg">Second Pic</a>

Would the best filler compound for this gap be pre-mixed plaster, or another compound? I would like to get this done right and paint over with a matching wall color.

Thanks!
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Old 09-06-08, 03:37 PM
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looks like plaster would be your best bet for that surface.

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Old 09-06-08, 05:22 PM
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If you are like me and don't know how to work with plaster - you can use a setting compound like durabond. It is a bear to sand so you need to apply it as neat as you can. It is easier to shape it while wet than to sand it when dry
 
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