Decorating the walls by using wall coverings is so much in style now. Along with this, covering walls with exposed bricks is also in demand. They are mostly found in the urban apartments and industrial areas. Restaurants and historical places are also applied with these exposed bricks. People love to have these in the homes as they give an explicit look to the wall and the room. Installing exposed brick can be expensive and so is their maintenance after installation. The same result can be achieved by using faux brick wall panels. They are less expensive and DIY. The carry no installation cost. These panels look real and can be maintained easily.
Faux brick panels
Faux panels are available a lot of options such as wood, stone, brick and even bamboo. These panels are installed to areas according to the requirement of the room or house or the choice of the buyer. All of these options are equally popular in their own sectors. Faux wood panels are used in the houses to achieve a rustic look. Likewise, faux stone panels are used in the houses to create man caves. But we will here focus on the faux brick panels.
Faux brick panels come in different forms as they are made of different materials. Sometimes cement is used to make these brick panels. Cement is made into molds that are made up of real brick to give the panel an authentic texture. Some are made of clay, they also give the exact look of original bricks. Real brick is also sometimes used to create these panels. Thin tiles are made for real brick. Out of all the options available, the faux wall panels made up of polyethene plastic material are the most light-weight and easy to install. They are formed from real brick and give the exact same texture.
Faux brick as an accent
The faux brick panels can be used anywhere and everywhere in the house. It will seek much attention wherever you install it. If someone is interested in using it over the fireplace, it gives a cool focal point in the room. If there is a tall wall in the house it should be highlighted by using the faux brick panel. Take the panel up to the ceiling and show off the tall wall. If someone wants to create the same impression but doesn’t have a tall wall, this technique still works. There are endless options of installing the faux brick panels. They can be installed in the kitchen, galleries and even on the outside of the house as well.
Elaborating faux brick
Faux brick panels are very much in demand but some people still prefer the contemporary look. This can also be achieved on the faux wall panels by painting it. But before applying the paint it should be made sure that a latex primer has been applied. The latex primer ensures the good coverage of the paint and also ensures that paint adheres to the faux brick panel. Grey or white shades are preferred for more clean and updated look. If a modern look is the requirement, one should go for turquoise, yellow or coral.
A white wash finish can be used on the faux brick wall panel if white primer is being used. The primer should be dried before applying the paint. The paint should be lightly applied to the surface of the faux wall panel. A spray bottle can be used to fill the areas with thicker spots. If you are taking it as a DIY project make sure you practice some strokes on a spare panel before applying it to the actual panel. This will ensure that you don’t mess up the actual panel.