How to Paint Faux Brick on a Wall

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What You'll Need
Paint (base color)
Acrylic paint (depends on the color of the brick you wish to achieve)
Roller brush
Brick shaped sponge (2 pieces)
Paint tray
Disposable paint plates
Paint brush
Cotton rag

If you want to achieve a rustic look on your wall without the costs associated with installing real bricks, then a faux brick pattern is the right decorating tip for you. You can paint faux brick on the wall using a few simple materials and without the hassles of masonry-oriented procedures.

Step 1 – Preparation

Remove wall decorations, nails and electrical outlets. Use a wet cotton rag to clean the wall surface and remove excess dirt and traces of grease.

Step 2 – Apply Base Color

Pour paint in the paint tray and use a roller brush to apply two coats of base color on the wall. The color should be a neutral shade that will further complement the color of faux brick. Let the wall dry completely before proceeding.

Step 3 - Paint Faux Brick

Cut one of the brick shaped sponges in half. You will use this to create a more realistic effect in painting faux brick. Dampen the sponge and squeeze off excess water. Pour a small amount of acrylic paint on a paint plate and use a foam brush to apply paint on the wet sponge. You may add the secondary color to the plate to produce a more realistic effect.

Dab the sponge on the wall. Use the smaller sponge to alternate the brick layout. Leave at least a ½ inch gap between each faux brick. Paint the entire wall and let dry.