DIY Airstone Veneer Stone Accent Wall

Laci Jane
by Laci Jane
5 Materials
1 Day
This is a tutorial on Airstone veneer stone. Airstone looks and feels just like brick, but weighs 75% less than real brick. You can purchase Airstone and Airstone adhesive at Lowe’s Home Improvement.
The wall had been primed for a clean slate and we were just so indecisive about what we wanted to do. We thought about building a custom media cabinet, but that would be so expensive + we’re not expert woodworkers, yet. 😉 I drew up some rough sketches and we settled on this one…
Adding a flatscreen electric fireplace underneath the TV would balance out the visual weight of the TV. The brick would add interest and texture, which was much needed because the TV took up such a large space of the wall. I read that you’re not suppose to put a fireplace underneath a TV, but we have electric heat so we won’t be using the heat setting on the fireplace. We primarily got the fireplace to balance out the TV..and, it’s really pretty.
Now we measured and marked our walls where we wanted the brick to end on both sides. We didn’t want to do the entire wall.
I started from the bottom of the wall keeping within my marked lines. The bottom was the hardest part because the stones kept slipping down the wall. I applied 3 rows and let it sit to cure. I used a masonry blade (a blade without teeth) to cut down the brick to make sure I was following my marked lines. I went around the mounts . Although you can drill through the Airstone, it is best to mount the tv to the wall as it's meant for.
When I first applied to adhesive I was impressed. It was very soft and fluffy-unlike putty. This was creamy. And the directions say to apply to like you’re “icing a cupcake” and “not buttering your toast”. I thought was a really good analogy because you don’t want to apply it too thin.
I used a level to make sure each stone was level. If it wasn’t level, I raised it up with a piece of card stock paper until it was level.
Try your hardest not to get any adhesive on the face of the bricks. If you get some adhesive on the face of the brick, clean it BEFORE it dries. If it dries, you will have to use a washcloth and “keep it damp for at least 20 minutes or longer until it starts to loosen up). You should then be able to scrub the adhesive off using more water and a soft toothbrush. So just try your best to get the adhesive off before it dries.
Lots of leveling to make sure the bricks are even and straight.
This was easily one of the most time + cost efficient, but most dramatic DIY I have completed to date.
I have since added cabinets with shelving and pendant lights on each side, but here is what it looked like after the brick wall was installed...
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  • Kat Ford Hack Kat Ford Hack on Oct 27, 2021

    How did you run the electrical behind? ie... I don't see the fireplace or TV plugged in anywhere... how did you keep this clean and tidy? Looks great by the way.

  • Sailor Sailor on Jan 22, 2023

    Looks great ,but would really like if you answered the questions the others have asked .

  • Nancy Phillps Nancy Phillps on Feb 03, 2024

    How did you hide your TV and electric cords??

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  • Debbie Driver Hayhurst Debbie Driver Hayhurst on Feb 15, 2022

    Beautiful...been wanting to update an old brick fireplace. I think this would be beautiful.

  • Jackie Jackie on Jan 07, 2024

    I also did something similar to this but used peel n stick glass stone Carrara marble from Lowes. Easy to install. Hiding wires is a nightmare. I painted my black wires grey like the stone, hides them a little. Then this Christmas I added a faux mantle not connected to the wall so i could hang stockings. If i decide to not have a mantle I can just take it away. Great idea. For those out there like me who like to change it up often.