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Can I have a feature wall in my hallway?
Yes you can have a feature wall in a hallway. A hallway is usually a corridor or transition point between rooms.
By designing and installing a brick slip feature wall in a hallway you are bringing a textured feature to a room that can often be neglected.
Feature walls do not need to be large then can just be small areas of surface that given some attention can transform a hallway.
Can I paint brick slips?
Yes you can paint brick slips.
Brick slips are the same as any other masonry product and can be painted so long as the surface has been prepared prior to painting.
The brick slips must be completely dry and free from dust and moisture.
A suitable primer should be used before painting the surface using masonry paint. Breathable primers and paint are advised under all circumstances as they will help to prevent damp patches.
Do brick slips fade over time?
Unlike some concrete and composite products, brick slips cut from fired clay will not fade.
If over time the colour of the brick slip changes, this is more likely due to atmospheric conditions and weathering. Soot, ash and dirt can all affect the colour of brick but can always be removed with a cleaner.
How do I clean a mortar pointing gun?
Remove tube and nozzle and take apart the gun into its various pieces.
Shake and knock out any dry material that has stiffened in the tube.
Use a stiff hand brush to remove any loose debris from the outside of the gun.
Rinse thoroughly with clean warm water. Using a bottle brush or even a new toilet brush will help to the the inside of the tube fully clean.
Once dry, assemble your mortar pointing gun and it will be ready for its next use.
Why should I use brick slips, why cant I use full bricks?
Brick slips are an entirely different product to bricks. Whilst brick slips look identical when installed and are made from real clay bricks they are completely decorative. A brick is a structural building material which requires foundations and a skilled brick layer to install. Brick slips can be fitted like a tile to almost any substrate. Brick slips are light weight and can be installed by any DIY enthusiast.
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