I have a brick corner fireplace in my family room and would like to re-surface it with either cememt or a parging mix. I was hoping to achieve a smooth stucco or a slightly glossy cement look. Has anyone attempted this? There are a few details I am trying to work out, like, where would I find colour additives other that the few offered at home depot? What can I do to be sure that the cement mixture will adhere to the brick? How do I get that smooth, slightly glossy look?
Any information would be greatly appreciated