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Preparing My Walls Before Installing Brick Slips

You Don’t Need To Get Your Walls Plastered Before Installing Brick Slips

At least this is the case most of the time, if you have a brick finish external or a plastered, plasterboard or painted finish internally generally speaking, there is no need to add an extra layer to your walls at extra expense before adding brick slips.

Our adhesive has been designed to fix to almost any surface and therefore applying brick slips directly to your walls without preparation is perfectly fine. The exception to this would be poor surfaces. For example if your surface is very bumpy, out of shape has loose debris or is not sound then you may want to consider finding these issues before installing brick slips. It is important to bare in mind that brick slips will follow the natural contour of your walls, if you wall is bowed your brick slip wall will follow etc.

Through age and general wear and tear our homes can become tired looking. In particular, our walls can become a problem as age causes cracks and problems to arise. These cracks can cause problems with paint work as well as wallpaper, not to mention that they look hideous on the eye.

We all want perfect walls when it comes to the interior of our homes and when you do have a problem with cracks or the wall is simply looking untidy, you might think that you need a plasterer but that is not always the case. This is because you might be able to use brick slips to transform your wall.

The Beauty of Brick Slips

Brick slips come with a wealth of benefits and there is no denying that they can be used to hide the ugliest of walls. If you are fed up of filling cracks or don’t want to spend a lot of money on a plasterer then now might be the time to get looking at our range of brick slips.

There is something for every home and every style when it comes to brick slips, so getting rid of the ugly wall is a simple task. Once they are installed, you won’t have to worry about those cracks catching your eye each time you walk past because they will be well and truly hidden.

Installation is Easy

When it comes to plastering, there is a lot of work that has to go into the process. There is no denying that it is a highly skilled job but it can be disruptive. First of all, the plasterer will need space to work, which might mean clearing the room to make space. Then the plasterer has to carry out their work and this can mean a lot of mess. Furthermore, they will need to return to apply their second coat but effectively, it could mean that your room is out of action for several days. Even then, the process is not finished. The plaster then has to dry correctly and if anything in the drying process does not go well then the plaster could crack again, so you need to keep the room well-ventilated. Once dry, then have to paint or hang wallpaper….all of which takes time.

With brick slips, you can install them in a matter of hours depending on the size of the wall. There is no unpleasant smell or mess either, making it the ideal solution.

There Are Some Considerations to Make

It might be tempting to put your brick slips on your damaged wall but without any prior prep work, this could lead to disaster. So, it is important that none of the existing plaster is blown or that it is not coming away from the wall. If this is the case, then it will be highly likely that your brick slips will prove too heavy and will fall off the wall along with the plaster underneath.

So, if you have ugly walls, you can always turn to brick slips as they can transform your walls and leave them looking beautiful at the same time.

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