Hi, I'm new to this site and I need help.

I have moved to an 80's style home, complete with a "live" moss rock fireplace. After hearing many helpful ideas of how to grow the moss, I've found that I'd rather now have it grow. I'd really like to update the whole look of the fireplace as inexpensively as possible.

Does anyone have any ideas for me to work with? Do I need to refinish the rock by stripping it?

Any help is greatly appreciated.