We often get asked how to create an exposed brick wall finish using brick slips.
To age a wall and apply further processes to the installation can seem daunting.
Please fear not, because we are going to tell you how it is done.
It is easy!
We feel the agony and frustrations of our customers on a daily basis. The anguish at not being able to achieve that brochure worthy feature wall is a constant dilemma.
The exposed brick wall finish is by far the most popular. If you were to buy our slips, fix them to the wall using rapid set adhesive and then carefully point them with a pointing mortar then you would not achieve this look.
The methods and tricks used by the professionals are not too difficult. Simple processes can be very effective in giving your feature wall that unique exposed brick wall look.
Let us take a look in detail.
So this is how you make the brick slips look like they have been exposed from behind a plaster wall.
To achieve this worn and exposed look then you need to apply an unconventional method when pointing the mortar joints.
Mortar Joints are Key
Once all of your brick slips have been fixed to the wall you are ready to start achieving this look.
The key to pointing these joints is to be messy, piping the joints roughly with the mortar then use an old rag or piece of carpet to roughly rub the joints flush.
Known as flush joints or rag joints, this method will leave mortar on the brick and will age and patina the appearance of the wall.
This method is the same historic method adopted by builders during the early 20th century.
When time was money and internal walls were to be plastered anyway, joints would receive very little cosmetic attention.
Exposed brick wall finish
This finish is very easy to achieve and can be extremely effective in giving that industrial worn appearance.
A simple technique that achieves amazing results.
If you would like any further help or advice then please do not hesitate to get in touch, our staff are always on hand to help.