Covering Up Faux Brick

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What You'll Need
Wiping cloths
Plaster of Paris

Faux brick is a cheap alternative to normal real bricks. Faux brick is assembled from inexpensive materials, like plastic, and are also meant to allow for easy installation to walls, compared to conventional brick. But cheap is expensive, so the saying goes. When you have finally had enough of the synthetic bricks, and want to do something real, you can’t remove them without possibly causing permanent damage to the wall. The alternative is to cover them with plaster and thus hide them from view. Here is a simple guide on how to cover faux brick.

Step 1: Clean Faux Brick

Use a damp piece of cloth to clean up the faux bricks. Make sure they are dry, before attempting to lay your plaster.

Step 2: Prepare Plaster

Mix the plaster with water, according to the manufacturer's direction. Generate a solution of suitable viscosity, by adding water to the plaster in a bucket, and stirring thoroughly.

Step 3: Applying the Plaster

Apply the first layer over the entire surface of faux bricks. Be sure to fill the recessed areas well, and don’t stop until it is plastered in entirety.

Step 4: Layer 2 and Onwards

Apply a second layer to the surface, and be thorough about it. When you are done, add another layer, and continue until you are satisfied that the faux brick is covered completely. Let the set up dry overnight. The next day, check the plaster to make sure it is dry. Now sand the surface to a smooth finish.

Step 5: Primer and Top Layer

Prime the plaster wall, and apply a coat of paint in your choice of color. Now, you can stand back and admire your work, and no one will know that your wall was covered in faux brick.