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Unread 12-12-2007, 10:13 AM   #1
FrankBullitt
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Slightly OT- Sealer for Cultured stone on hearth?

I've finally decided to replace the brick of our raised hearth fireplace. I bought some 19x20 Owens Corning cultured hearth stone. Before I install, I have 2 questions-

1)I like the overall color(a tan with a sandstone texture), but it's slightly monochromatic. Any suggestions how to artificially age it, give it more color variation or patina?

2)Because it's so porous, I want to seal it before I install it and (sloppily)fill the joints. To seal and get that more aged look, I considered something like a tinted Briwax or an old fashioned linseed oil/beeswax concoction I've seen used on quarry tile. I suspect that may not be so wise, even with a gas fireplace and no spitting embers.

Also, is a regular sanded grout OK vs mortar- I'd rather have more control over joint color.

Thanks, as always, for the excellent advice!
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Unread 12-12-2007, 10:40 AM   #2
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Hi Frank. Page 6 of the installation instructions covers sealers. Have you seen that? Cautions to use a silane-based sealer only. http://www.culturedstone.com/literat...structions.pdf

If you want to do something else to that stone, I'd sure call Owens Corning first.
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Unread 12-12-2007, 11:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for the heads-up. I couldn't get the instruction link to work last night. I'm guessing the breathability of a silane sealer is most critical outside, to avoid the buildup of moisture behind the stone. Still, you're right- always wise to go with the manufacturers advice. Thanks again.
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