Step 2: Remove the Existing Surround

Remove the Existing Surround
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Remove the existing surround using a pry bar wedged between the stone and the wall. Start at the top end of a side leg, levering the bar to break the adhesive bond between the stone and the wall. Slide the bar down the leg, gently prying as you go until the piece releases. Repeat for the remaining leg and top piece. Then scrape away any leftover adhesive on the wall.
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    Tools List

    • flat prybar
      Pry bar
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
    • small plastic putty knife
      Putty knife
    • caulk gun
      Caulk gun
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • multi-bit screwdriver
      Screwdriver

    Shopping List

    1. Stone surround

    2. Glass fireplace doors3. Construction adhesive specially formulated for marble and granite