A popular design is the brickwork inside the room. Often this solution is used in the decoration of the walls of the hallway, or balconies. However, such finishes do not have to use real brick. You can make simulated stonework with plaster. The advantages of this option is that the plaster is applied faster than the bricklaying. In addition, this work does not require professional skills, so you will be able to save money by finishing yourself. As an imitation of masonry – a practical and easy to maintain.
Marking and preparation
So before you start, do the preparatory work. You should consider that before applying the plaster, the wall surface should be smooth. Can be a single layer starting putty.
Further, the plan dimensions of the brick.
Since this is a simulation, you can choose any size, depending on needs. Then, using Scotch tape stand out joints of bricks. It is important when performing this stage to use the building or if you have a laser level so that the horizontal and vertical seams were smooth. Another option for drawing horizontal lines – using a water level. It is convenient first to outline the bricks with a pencil, if necessary, can be erased, and then stick tape.
Once you raschertite seams with tape, you can begin applying the plaster. Use starting putty of good quality. The thickness of the layer to be applied is 2 – 5 mm. For this to work you need a bucket, a mixer for guidance of putty, and a trowel and spatula.
When you apply the plaster of the required thickness on the wall before it dries, gently start to peel the tape. As the plaster can dry out quickly, especially in hot weather, it is best to perform this work only in fragments. So you will not rush and will be able to do the job neatly. No need to smooth the plaster, but rather try with small irregularities and pits to simulate brick.
After peeling of the tape will be uneven especially in the contours of bricks that need to be polished they are not rough sandpaper, after drying of the solution.
You can then paint the decorative plaster under a brick in the desired color. For this programsuite the wall, wait until the primer dry and then paint the brick. To highlight the brickwork, you can leave the seam white and the bricks painted in a different color.
As a result, you will be able to get the original version of the design wall. This design decision is sure to impress your guests.