Brick paneling can be an attractive addition to any wall. A simple installation, needing no special tools, even the do-it-yourself homeowner can create a brick-like finish. To begin the project, after measuring and proper layout, it is necessary to understand how to cut the panel sheets.
Step 1 - Measure and Mark Faux Brick Sheet
After determining the cuts required, make a rough measure (without marking) of where you will be cutting the brick paneling sheet. Place a strip of painter’s tape on the front of the panel along this line. Draw a line (with exact measure) on the painter’s tape with a pencil, using your straight edge.
Step 2 - Making the Cut
Lay the brick paneling sheet face-up on a table. The piece you will be cutting off must hang over the edge of the surface. With the hacksaw, being sure that the blade is very sharp, cut along the line drawn in Step 1. For longer cuts, use a band saw, and for more intricate cuts, use a jigsaw.
Step 3 - Finishing the Cut Edge
After you have finished the required cut, remove the painter’s tape. Lightly sand the edge of the panel that has just been cut, with either a sanding block or with 100-grit sandpaper. This will smooth the edge of the brick paneling sheet, to allow for proper installation.