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Materials needed for faux brick
- Brad Nailer
- Putty Knife
- Sand Paper
If you have been following along with us on Instagram, you know that we live in an almost 1200 square foot mobile home. Our home no longer looks anything like it did when we moved in, I only wish I had pictures from then. But out of all of the projects we have done so far, the faux brick is one of my absolute favorites. It is an inexpensive, easy way to update your walls. I am all about simple and budget-friendly over here!
STEP 1: MEASURE, CUT AND PUT UP FAUX BRICK
The first thing we did was measure the area where the brick was going to be installed. The panels are 4 ft. by 8 ft. so if you are not doing the height of the wall you will have to cut it. Also measure and cut out where any light switches our electrical outlets are.
STEP 2: NAIL WITH BRAD NAILER
For this step we used 18 ga., 1 1/4" brad nails. It was recommended that you glue the panels but we wanted to be able to remove them easily if we want to do something different in the future so we skipped this step.
STEP 3: APPLY JOINT COMPOUND
Apply as much or as little of the joint compound as you want, you really can't mess it up. If you don't apply enough, you can always add more. Applied too much?! No problem, just sand it. It really just depends on the look you are going for.
STEP 4: SAND
After you apply the joint compound, let it dry completely. It can take up to 24 hours for it to be completely dry. I used a 120 grit fine block sanding sponge to sand the joint compound. After sanding, you can go back in and add more joint compound if you need to to achieve the look you are wanting.
And just like that, you are finished! The faux brick makes a big statement on a small budget!