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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  • Sandra Brown Heiman
    on Nov 3, 2019

    I’ve been wanting to do this for months. My biggest problem is how hard is it going to be to clean it ? I fry food easy once a month and if the grease splatters wouldn’t I rub the paint off?

    • Heidi
      on Jun 7, 2020

      Ooops! KrudCutter.com They have a degreaser also. I use it pre painting and post painting the extra degreaser one is great for backsplashes and never screws up my painting. I sometimes water it down and let if sit for 5-10 before I wipe with microfiber cloth or a very gentle abrasive sponge. BTW...

      MrClean white block cleaning sponges are so versatile and I keep them in stock like toilet paper in March!

  • Felicidad
    on Nov 4, 2019

    love the style.

  • Di
    on Nov 4, 2019

    Looks great!

    Would it have been easier to paint it before you installed it?

    • Heidi
      on Jun 7, 2020

      Yes! I mean, I do not know the answer but I definitely live anything that makes a project easier!!! I too will wait for the answer

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