Stone fireplace – changing grout?

posted 3 days ago in Home
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

 There are also grout stains that you can get and paint over what’s there without ripping it out. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee

Seconding using grout stain. It’s like adult tracing lines – perfect project for sheltering in place. Order good quality art brushes, and it will be easier. 

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Looking at those pictures, I guess I’m just wondering what color you would change the grout to. I mean, yes, if you ask someone to focus solely on the grout, a person can see light lines going through, but what color do you think would be less obvious? I’m not seeeing it…

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Honey bee

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echomomm :  probably something like this

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2020

I actually think the grout looks good as it is..  If anything I would try to paint that little shelf white or a cream color to tie it all together.  

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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SmartCookie1 :  I also quite like the grout as it is. To me, the shelf color is what throws it all off. I think you should paint the shelf a very creamy off-white, to tie it in with the grout and the walls. And then to tie in the fireplace cover put some black trinkets on the shelf. 

But if you’re sure about changing the grout color, I second the recommendation for grout stain. But please also paint the shelf! That wood color doesn’t match and it makes everything very busy. If you decide to go with a much darker grout, you could also strip the shelf and stain it a darker brown that coordinates.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I agree with pp that the dark mantel doesn’t match – I think if you painted it white or a warm beige color it would freshen up the whole look a lot. Maybe getting a new fresh grate cover would help too. 

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