Faux Brick Wall With Paint
Changed drap to fab! Make that boring wall a conversation piece with paint, and a free weekend!
Why have an accent wall, when you can have a STATEMENT wall!
I was bored with my solid orange wall, and after visiting family on the east coast; was feeling exposed brick NYC-inspired. But living in a rental, there was no way i could get real bricks in place. I did however have a ton of leftover paints from prior projects and a lot of painters tape. So i began my mission to change my dining room wall into a focal point.
Select your wall.
Step 1. Use painters tape (1 inch or larger) on adjacent walls, as to not transfer color to unintended areas. Add drop cloth to the floor.
Step 2. Add a primer base coat.
I used a slightly gray color. (This will become the 'grout' color between your bricks)
*Let this coat dry over night.
Step 3. This is the longest step - fair warning! Tape out your bricks with 1/4 inch painters tape. Use whatever brand you like best. I had to order my painters tape from amazon, b/c i could not find small enough width at the hardware stores.
Protip: Use a spoon to smooth down the tape and prevent messy edges.
(I had a moment and lost the painters tape, mid-project; so I used some masking tape - NOT recommended).
This step took me about 8 hours. But i did stop when my arms were tired or I was hungry.
Step 4. The MOST fun part! Sporadically paint the wall. You do not want the colors to look uniform. I used a chocolate brown base, then randomly added reds and oranges. But this was personal preference. If you want a more muted wall, use browns, tans and whites (eggshell). But again, whatever colors you like or think will match the look you are going for.
*Any paint rollers are fine for this part, as it doesn't need to be a perfect finish.
Step 5. Remove all the painters tape.
Step 6. ENJOY!
- Painters tape (*Look for this prior to painting)
- Drop cloth