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How to Resurface a Fireplace Surround With Decorative Panels

Turn a dated fireplace into a show-stopping focal point with the addition of modular panels.

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  • Time


  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Measure and Add Plumb Lines

Measure fireplace surround and create a line on the wall that is perfectly plumb. This line will be used when attaching the first panel, so all remaining panels will also be plumb.

Step 2: Cut Panels

Cut panels to size with circular saw. Make sure all measurements are correct before you begin cutting the panels as mistakes can be costly.

Step 3: Attach Panels

Fit the cut panels together like a jigsaw puzzle, matching up lines to create a seamless pattern. Attach panels to fireplace surround with screws. Finally, smooth any rough edges with sandpaper and caulk screw holes and seams for a finished look.

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