If you want to give your wall the appearance of brick, but do not want to go through the work of using real brick, you can apply a brick fascia much easier and still have the look you want. Brick fascia can be applied to the wall with a thin-set grout that you can get from your local home improvement centre, and you can create the colour of grout you want to use.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Tile mortar
- Coloured grout
- 5-gallon plastic bucket
- Damp sponge
- Clean towel
Choose the colour of the grout you want to use, and place a shovel full of tile mortar and a shovel full of coloured grout in a 5-gallon plastic bucket. Add water and mix it together with a trowel until the grout is about the consistency of a thick pudding. If you put too much water in, just add more grout and mortar until it thickens up.
Place about a 1/2-inch layer of grout on the back of the brick fascia with the trowel and set the fascia at the bottom edge in the corner of the wall where you are applying the brick fascia, pressing it onto the wall. Clean any grout residue off the face of the fascia with a damp sponge.
Repeat Step 2 with each brick fascia, starting with the bottom row first and working up from the bottom. Set each fascia tightly against the last to give an even appearance.
Clean off all the excess grout with the damp sponge when you have the brick fascia completely set. Dry the fascia with a clean towel.
Tips and warnings
- The colour of the grout you choose will get a little lighter when it dries on the wall. Always choose a colour that is just a little darker than what you want.
- Always begin setting the brick fascia from the bottom corner, working across one row at a time to give an even appearance.
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