How to Tile Brick Fireplaces?

Answer A brick fireplace can accent any room. Tiling over the brick surround on a fireplace can modernize it and give it a clean, fresh new look. Updating your fireplace with tile may take a little time a... Read More »

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How do I clean brick on fireplaces?

Place towels under the fireplace to protect the underlying floor as you clean. Mix 1 gallon hot water, 1 oz. chlorine or oxygen bleach and 2 squirts dish soap in a bucket. Dip a stiff brush into th... Read More »

How do I take paint off brick fireplaces?

Use Drop ClothsCover areas beneath the brick fireplace with plastic drop cloths. Place fabric drop cloths on top of the plastic ones. Open windows to provide ventilation. Wear a respirator if you a... Read More »

How to Install Slate Tiles Over Brick Fireplaces?

Updating your brick fireplace to a slate-faced fireplace can give new life to the room. Whether you use a multi-colored Brazilian slate or a solid gray Vermont slate, the natural veining and charac... Read More »

What brick style was used to make fireplaces in 1788?

The functional parts of fireplaces in the 1780s used a style of brick known as the "English brick," so called because its measurements (9.5 x 42 x 24 inches) matched those of regulation bricks made... Read More »