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?

    • Doug Doster
      on Nov 7, 2019

      Behind the stove you could add a piece of plexiglass over the brick

  • 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?

    • Theresia Kennedy
      on Nov 11, 2019

      I would have put the base coat on it so all you had to do is the smearING of the blk paint and grout.

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  • Janet
    on Nov 9, 2019

    THey did a great job, Looks awesome. I really want to try the copper panels. Melissa did You and Your Husband see those? Just curious if pricing is close to Yours. Thanks, Janet

  • Kelly Kazel Spillett
    on Dec 21, 2019

    How did you hide the seams? i am in the process of trying this now!! Love the way yours turned out!

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