To build a raised fireplace hearth, research local building codes, make a plan, install the platform and apply a noncombustible surface. Tile, stone, granite, bricks and other noncombustible surfaces are ideal for fireplace hearths.Continue Reading
Take certain precautions when installing a tile hearth.
To apply kitchen cabinet decals, clean the planned surface with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. Have the decal in hand, and peel the backing away from the decal, making sure to leave the decal on the transfer tape. Hold the decal away from the desired surface, and position the decal carefully with two fingers on each side. When ready, place it on the surface, and remove the transfer tape, using a credit card to secure the flat surface.Full Answer >
The purpose of a stainless steel sink grid is to protect the surface of the sink from scratches from knives and utensils and to allow dishes, glassware and utensils to drip dry into the sink. Sink grids also free counter space usually reserved for a drainer tray and rack.Full Answer >
To refinish a porcelain kitchen sink, first thoroughly clean the surface, and then prepare the surface for application; apply the refinishing product, and wait the necessary time for curing before use. Refinishing products vary, so use a product that is compatible with the sink's material.Full Answer >
Applying faux granite finishing to a countertop involves cleaning the cabinet, protecting the working area from paint, smoothing the countertop surface, priming the surface, applying base color paint, applying granite accent color, applying a vein and glazing the surface. Sealing the surface with two coats of polyurethane completes the process. Be sure to protect one's eyes with safety goggles and ventilate the working area properly to prevent inhaling toxic fumes when performing this task.Full Answer >