My friend purchased a home with a brick-faced fireplace which she doesn't like. We would like to "go over" the brick with something. Can you fill in the mortar areas and then go over the entire brick surface with any type of cement or stucco product and have it stick? Any prep that needs to be done besides cleaning the brick thoroughly? I've done a lot of major projects myself from laying my own ceramic tile floors, Nafco flooring, brick patio, to upholstering, mixing, pouring, finishing concrete slabs. I love to take on projects and am not afraid of the outcome as long as I know the steps to take. Any suggestions/steps to take would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.