Exposed Brick Fireplace

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Richard, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest


    I've ripped out an old 70's fireplace to reveal the original Victorian
    opening. There is an infill of bricks which brick up the top half of
    the arch making the opening square which I plan on leaving in place. I
    want to cover the exposed brickwork inside the chimney breast with
    something. I've tried cleaning up the bricks using acid but some are
    damaged and would need to be chopped out, the cleaner wasnt that
    effective either. What and how would I go about lining the old
    brickwork. There isn't enough room to lay another course of newer
    bricks. Any ideas, thoughts or comments?


    Richard, Aug 31, 2004
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    N. Thornton Guest

    I wouldnt.
    N. Thornton, Sep 1, 2004
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    Richard Guest

    I just raked out some of the old loose mortar and repointed and I was
    surprised by the finish, well smart. I dont need to paint now.


    Richard, Sep 5, 2004
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