Over-grouting is a great way to make a fireplace look brighter and more modern, and over-grouting can be done in just three steps. First, a bag of mortar should be mixed with water. Second, the mortar should be placed into a piping bag and applied over the stones of a fireplace and then flattening out the excess mortar. Third, after letting the mortar dry, one can apply whitewash (a mixture of paint and water) over all of the stone and mortar.
- Fireplaces can come across as dark and outdated but you can over-grout it to make it much more vibrant and stylish.
- When you over grout a fireplace, you add mortar to the existing grout lines and you can brighten the gaps with stones.
- In order to over grout a stone fireplace you will need water, an electric mixing drill attachment and a piping bag.
“Transforming a dark, heavy stone fireplace to light and bright is a way to really lift a room, or even the entire house.”