Our fireplace at the cabin, as you can see, is stone. Initially, I was very happy with it, but as of late I had begun to feel that it was a little dull looking, and the vents really, really, bothered me. They were a bit dirty and ironically I felt that even though they were light and blended with the stones, they actually stand out too much.
Although I very carefully opened the can and pushed our white rug over to the side, this is what occured after opening. They really fill these cans up to the brim!
And, ooooppps, a little of the stain found it’s way onto the new white rug. Thank goodness it was tiny and I had stain remover!
This is what the can looked like when the job was finished. See how much is left?? I wish I could have purchased just a quart, because all I needed was a few ounces to complete the job. Kinda like ASCP! If you need any stain, come n’ get it.
Here’s what it looks like after just about 15 minutes of work. Subtle, but it makes a big difference to the feel of the room. I ended up cleaning and then spray painting the vents with heat resistant paint. In case you’re wondering, if you’re thinking about using concrete stain on your fireplace, it’s probably fine, but if it gets super hot (ours doesn’t…it’s gas and not very powerful) it may not be a good solution.
All in all, a VERY easy project that’s inexpensive to do and super fast. And that’s the way I like it…