Easy Faux Brick Backsplash DIY

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Join us live on Hometalk's Facebook page Tues 11-7-17 at 8pm EST as we show you an easy diy, faux brick backsplash for your kitchen. You won't believe how easy and gorgeous this in! If you want to make a quick update to your kitchen, you need this DIY!
For this project we are using Heritage Collection All In One Paint by Heirloom Traditions. We've chosen this paint because it is the look of chalk paint without the need to wax or top coat. Yes it is that durable! We're all about easy DIY at Heirloom Traditions.

We'll also be using Venetian Texture Medium, also by Heirloom Traditions. This is a paint thickening additive that you add to your paint to create texture, chippy looks, etc with any chalk style paint.

And lastly, we're using an embossing brick roller that we found on Amazon to create the brick texture for us.

Links for all of these products are below.
You'll have to check out our video to see the full demonstration, but here are the basic steps.

1. Mix Venetian Texture Medium (VTM) into your All In One Paint in your desired color per the instructions on the VTM jar. Allow it thicken per the instructions.

2. Using a putty knife, apply the Paint+VTM mixture to your wall where you want to create your faux backsplash. Work in small areas. Our roller is 7" wide so we'll be working in 7" strips along the horizontal part of our backsplash area until we reach a break or wall.

3. Use your brick embossing roller and roll into the paint to create a brick pattern.

4. Allow to dry thoroughly. This can take up to 24 hours. You can stop at this point and be done. Your backsplash is ready for normal wear & tear after 48 hours and fully cured hardness after 30 days.

5. If additional depth & dimension is desired, you can do a number of things.
a. Use Weathered Wood Antiquing Gel, either on the entire surface or strategically place on certain bricks to add a warm greige tone to your painted finish. Apply per the instructions on the jar. The Heritage Collection Antiquing Gel also has a built in top coat, so once this is dry, you're all set.
b. Use another color of All In One Paint and dry brush color(s) strategically on the brick. Be sure to use All In One Paint here so you don't have to top coat afterwards. Who wants to do more work!

Since our demo will be done live, thank you to Pinterest for always providing great Inspiration Photos!
Here is another great inspiration photo from Pinterest showing strategically placed dry brushing to add depth & dimension to your brick backsplash (per #5 above).
I'm loving this Pinterest inspiration. What are the other things you could create with All In One Paint, VTM and a brick roller? What about a beautiful faux brick focal wall? I'm loving this!
Suggested materials:
  • Venetian Texture Medium by Heirloom Traditions   (https://www.amazon.com/Venetian-Texture-Medium-paint-additive/dp/B075VB4GMG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1509987199&sr=8-1&keywords=venetian+texture+medium+heirloom)
  • Embossing Brick Roller   (https://www.amazon.com/DealMux-Empaistic-Pattern-Painting-Painter/dp/B072MT6P8Q/ref=pd_sbs_60_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=Q2YQ696Z7A63CEAGSMHX)
  • Manor House All In One Paint (creamy, off white)   (https://www.amazon.com/Manor-House-Heritage-Collection-Chalk/dp/B01N0HAXIY/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1509987468&sr=1-1&keywords=manor+house+heirloom+traditions)
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  • Cynthia Cynthia on Nov 07, 2017

    Can I use this over wallpaper?

  • Karen Karen on Jun 09, 2019

    Could this be done on my home’s exterior concrete block foundation?

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  • Barb Barb on Feb 17, 2019

    Where is video??

  • Heidi Heidi on Jun 07, 2020

    I am totally inspired! Love the rustic, industrial, farmhouse look!!! I also would love to know if this can be ised on the outer exterior concrete of my Lomé. There is a walk out basement and the painted concrete still leaves little curb appeal. I do know of faux stone finishes for exterior and that makes me think there is a brick version. I think the adhesive and/or paint type may need to be exclusive to outdoors vs the fun and easier techniques we can use indoors. I am going to ask my contractor!!! Thanks for your share! I live these DIYs!!