I recently completed a room addition and I wanted a brick finish without the hassle of getting permits and the cost of structural engineering. I quickly got tired of hassling with paint brushes that didn't hold much paint, stencils and tape that inevitably allowed the paint to bleed underneath to create even more work when I removed the stencil or peeled off the tape! So, I developed techniques for faux painting antique brick without brushes, stencils or tape. Browse this page to see the job of approx. 100 sq. ft. I recently completed on drywall in my own home using my techniques for faux painting antique brick.

Masony contractors would charge $2,400 for half inch wire cut bricks (mini bricks) or $4,500 to $5,000 for full size standard bricks for the same job as mine shown below (including the structural engineering costs required depending upon the state). My faux painted brick techniques on virtually any wall in a home is a handsome and inexpensive alternative to using real brick or wire cut mini bricks.

 

Here's a faux painted antique brick job I did on drywall in my own home shown through the phases. You won't find a single paint brush, stencil or roll of tape in my supplies!

Keep in mind that a masonry contractor doubles the price for any real brick laying above 7 ft. and detailing of this kind.

The finishing touch was the archway. And the arch is made of styrofoam! Coming soon... ArchwaysInFoam™ will show my techniques for faux painting antique brick on stryofoam arches. Coming soon... HowToArchways™ will show my techniques for constructing custom styrofoam arches.

What a statement this makes~

 

My faux painted brick techniques can be used on cement too, like a garage wall, patio, lanai, porch, stoop with steps, concrete stairway, or any old concrete that needs dressing up. It's a great hiding factor for old concrete that's stained and discolored with time (excluding oil stains). For outdoor applications, just wait until it's completely dry and then use a good penetrating sealer, available at most home improvement centers. Adding a real brick to a porch and steps changes the height of the step to the height of the brick. But, adding a faux painted brick will not change a thing structurally, except for the appearance.

Here's what comes in the SpeedyBrick video:

My step by step techniques for:

              1. Beginning faux painting half staggered running antique brick.
              2. Painting grout lines.
              3. No paint brushes needed.
              4. No stencils needed.
              5. No tape needed.

Bonus is a layout illustration of an 8 ft. X 8 ft. half staggered running brick bond wall to be done in faux painted antique brick.

Faux painted brick as a backdrop:

It looks great behind an antique you want to showcase, a stove heater, and even plants! It can be done on just one wall, two walls to create a corner in a home or condominium, or an entire room. Best of all, it's much more affordable than real brick because there's no structural engineering required!

 
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Demo SpeedyBrick™

 

SpeedyBrick2™ shows my techniques for faux painting brick herringbone and ribbons.

 

This photograph of a Tudor style shows faux painted brick herringbone and standard brick bonding. I did this job on my home bar using my techniques.

 

Here's what comes in the SpeedyBrick2 video:

My step by step techniques for:

  1. Intermediate faux painting ribbons and herringbone brick.
  2. Painting grout lines.
  3. No paint brushes needed.
  4. No stencils needed.
  5. No tape needed.

Bonus is a layout illustration of a standard brick 4" X 8" herringbone pattern.

 

Demo SpeedyBrick2™

 

The job below shows before and after photographs of faux painted brick and stone on a stucco restaurant. The owner wanted to beautify the restaurant inexpensively.

 

Faux painted brick adds detail to exterior walls.

This close up photograph shows faux painted brick behind the sign and the palm tree.

Whether you're a homeowner looking to beautify your home, a painting contractor who wants to increase your services, or a business owner who wants to beautify your building inexpensively, SpeedyBrick™ and SpeedyBrick2™ show my techniques for faux painting brick without brushes, stencils or tape! Look for ArchwaysInFoam and HowToArchways coming soon!

To preview the many cement finishes I'll be offering in videos coming soon, visit my Gallery page.

   

 

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