Simple Treatment Granite Fireplace Surround
Granite Fireplace Surround – Nothing spoils the effect of a beautiful fireplace like an obsolete envelope. Granite is an example of a wrapping material that can grow tedious over time. The smooth and slippery surface may seem hard, cold and to 1980-contemporary for your taste. One way to change the look of your granite fireplace is to paint it. Preparing the surface to accept the paint is the key to a beautiful and durable finish that you will enjoy for years to come.
Sponge the clean granite fireplace surround with a degreasing cleaner until no grease or soil remains. Rinse the surface thoroughly. Apply painter’s tape to the surface of the wall and the mantle that adjoin the granite fireplace to protect the paint surfaces. Dull the granite by sanding the surface with steel wool until all the shine has been scraped away. Clean the fireplace cleaning of all the dirt, and then dry it and any exposed grout fully.
Pour a some of adhesion primer on a paint tray. Pull a paint roller on the primer to completely cover the roller. Roll the roller through the crests in the tray to drain off the excess primer. Painting the entire surface of the granite fireplace surround using small N-shaped strokes. Cross over your work to completely cover the surface, and then light the roll of strokes all in the same direction, perpendicular to the crossed strokes, to soften the finish.