Great look even closeup!
While I was not quite prepared for the amount of modification around the corners, I was pleased in how easy it was to carve the material with a utility knife, fill with mortar patch and paint. The inside edges of the firebox were able to be shaped and painted to look like the rest. Will use again for sure, planning exterior use on garage next.
This fireplace was painted white brick. The faux panels changes the whole look! Due to the uneven surface, application was tricky and its not "perfect" if you know what to look for. Unfortunately, I can't find a full face example for the before in the kitchen, but it does show the uneven surface of sump brick we had to go over. We added a juniper mantal to match our kitchens juniper table.
There had to be extra cuts due to venting for heatilator. Overall, it turned out great. It has a fault line, but it was only visible at the angle we took the picture and if you were looking for it. I do need to go around with the touch up paint you sent with kit. We will be using your product for the outside wall and some decorative outside accents as well.
Thanks very much for a great alternative product that mimics stone without the heavy weight or labor intensive and transport needs!
We were considering doing a faux stone fireplace as my husband has done this work on an outside of a home. When I started thinking about how we were going to do this inside,with all the dust, the time consuming process of getting all the stones to fit just right, the mortar clean up using muriatic acid, I started looking for another alternative.
Faux panels was the perfect solution. It was comparable to the other method in price, but allot LESS time consuming and no clean up. We were fearful even after receiving the samples, that the product would not look like real stone. Trust me as we are very particular about our home, this product looks very realistic and was very easy to work with. We used sanded chalk between the trim stones to give it the real mortared in look.
We did have an issue with some of the trim stones coming scuffed up but after working with faux panels customer service representative and our local paint expert, we were able to resolve this.
Our project turned out really well and we are very pleased with faux panels. From oak to stone, our fireplace has a more sophisticated look.
We are thrilled with our new kitchen, and the faux stone was definitely the way to go for the Wow factor!
It is a great product. We had a brick layer here, he came in to see the remodel, took him a couple minutes to figure out it wasn't real stack stone!
Thanks again, attached are some Before and After shots