How to Resurface a Fireplace Surround With Decorative Panels

Turn a dated fire into a show-stopping focal point with the addition of standard panels.

Step 1: Measure and Add Plumb Lines

Measure fireplace surround and make a line on the wall that’s absolutely plumb. This line are going to be used once attaching the primary panel, therefore all remaining panels also will be plumb.

Step 2: Cut Panels

Cut panels to size with circular saw. confirm all measurements are correct before you start cutting the panels as mistakes are often expensive.

Step 3: Attach Panels

Fit the cut panels along sort of a puzzle, matching up lines to form a seamless pattern. Attach panels to fireplace surround with screws. Finally, sleek any rough edges with sandpaper and calk screw holes and seams for a finished look.