Faux Brick Backsplash

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DIY Faux Brick backsplash from faux brick panels

We used a 47.75-in x 7.98-ft Embossed Red Brick Hardboard Wall Panel from Lowe's. They are $29.98 and one is enough for a average kitchen.

My husband measured and made cut outs for the outlets, using a jigsaw.

We used construction adhesive to apply to the panel. Apply the construction adhesive liberally to ensure it is secure. Use finishing nails to secure the ends.

Put your cut panel into place.

These panels came "Brick Color" I wanted the base to be white so I picked up a quart of white paint.

This is after the first coat of white, we used a basic white.

I added some black paint into random spots and smeared with my rag to add in touches of darker brick.

Next I applied dark wax to the entire panel to give the effects of "aged" brick. You can go lighter and heavier in some spaces.

Next I needed to light the grout. I used some white chalk paint I had on hand.

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  • Mary w
    Mary w
    on Sep 3, 2020

    what brown paint did you use and what type wax? thanks

  • Gregg Bernhardt
    Gregg Bernhardt
    on Sep 8, 2020

    Looks nice, but won't the paint run off if it gets dirty and you have to clean it?

    • Lora Taylor Hyatt
      Lora Taylor Hyatt
      on Sep 9, 2020

      I think by waxing it afterwards , that seals it. It’s pretty much the same as using a polycoat but that is what is used on chalk paints

  • Benjamin
    on Sep 9, 2020

    Wouldn't it be easier to whitewash and wax coat the panel before you attach it to the wall?

    • Liz
      on Nov 22, 2020

      I would also do the coloration before adhering to the wall. Much easier!!

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