Cheap decorative bricks

Sooner or later, in any apartment it is time to repair. For its construction stores offer a huge selection of finishing materials. Including on sale there are decorative bricks for every taste. Only now the price of them "bites." For budget repair this option just will not work. What to do if you want for a little money to arrange an apartment is interesting and stylish, can you make inexpensive decorative bricks with your own hands? Russian craftsmen are tricky to invent. There is a way to decorate the interior finish "under the brick", using the usual plaster plaster. It turns out quite inexpensive and very original. Moreover, the size of bricks, their shape and texture can be made any. With this simple technology, you can perfectly disguise protruding beams, stylishly decorate doorways, hide irregularities and defects in walls. For work you will need: - gypsum plaster; - water; - trowel; - spatula; - wand; - rags. First you need to decide which section of the wall will be decorated,and what shape and size bricks are needed. The first time is to try on a small surface. Preparing the wall for applying plaster. Before the decoration of the wall with self-made decorative bricks, the standard work is carried out to prepare the surface for the application of gypsum plaster. The wall is freed from the old finish (wallpaper, paint, tiles, etc.), all peeling fragments are removed. It is not necessary to level the surface, because bricks will mask well even significant unevenness of the walls. The main thing is to keep the wall clean and dry. After cleaning, the surface is impregnated with a primer. The main job. The gypsum plaster is bred to the consistency of not too steep dough. The work is done in small fragments, approximately 0.5 square meters. meter A layer of plaster 1 cm thick is applied to the wall with a trowel. The surface is slightly smoothed with a spatula (it is important not to overdo it, after all, a slightly uneven stone texture should turn out). After that, the creative part of the work begins - with the help of a stick, a “brickwork” drawing is applied. For this, two horizontal lines are first drawn, which mark a series of brickwork.Then the vertical lines of this series is divided into separate bricks. The thickness of the wand is selected depending on what distance between bricks is planned. If the gap is big, you can draw with your own finger. After finishing one piece, go to the next section and all the steps described above are repeated. The stage of finishing the bricks. When all the necessary bricks are painted, you need to let the plaster dry. Dry patches of brickwork are first treated with a spatula. With the help of this tool, large irregularities are removed and seams are cleaned. Then the entire surface is intensively cleaned with a piece of cloth (or an ordinary cotton glove), so small roughness is smoothed out. It remains only to cover the bricks with a primer intended for gypsum plaster and paint the finished brick wall in the desired color. To get a more natural effect, you need to use a paint of several shades. First, the main color is applied to the entire surface, then a brush with a darker or lighter shade is added with a dry brush. Making decorative bricks themselves
 do-it-yourself decorative brick
decorative brick wall
red brick
Of course, store bricks are good, look expensive and stylish. But the method described here has the full right to exist. After all, it allows, using very inexpensive materials, to achieve an interesting decorative effect. Only a little practice is needed, and a real brick wall will delight its owners even in “economy class” housing.

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