How to Install Faux Brick Paneling
Character and style without all of the cost? That’s a question that faces people when they approach their home improvement projects. If you’re dealing with brick, the answer is simple – install faux brick paneling to have the look and feel of brick without all of the real brick that goes with it.
Depending on the manufacturer, the paneling sheets typically are available in sheets sizes ranging from 24/36 inches up to 24/48 inches. Depending on the wall you’re working with, this easy-to-handle installation process requires a dozen or so sheets, which can be used for interior and exterior finishing.
If you’re looking to adding some character and style without all of the hassles of laying real brick, here’s your guide to install faux brick paneling:
Step 1 – Measuring
Before selecting your paneling, measure the walls to see how many sheets you need. As in any project of this type, make sure you get a little extra in case any are damaged during the installation process or if any need to be replaced later.
Step 2 – Cutting
There is no getting around it – you have to cut your paneling to fit around the edges and trimmings of the wall. Using your painter’s tape and saw, cut the size of paneling that you need.
Step 3 – Sanding
After you cut the paneling, the edges will need to be sanded. Carefully sand the edges to give a neat finished look.
Step 4 – Putting it in place
Starting from the inner bottom corner of the wall, put some construction adhesive on the backside of the paneling and place on the wall. Move up layer by layer.
Step 5 – Screwing the Paneling in place
If your paneling does not come with pre-drilled holes, mark the paneling before beginning. Take your screwdriver and screw the faux brick paneling in place.
Step 6 – Caulking
Take your caulking gun and fill out the screw holes (make sure caulking and paneling colors match).
Step 7 – Finishing the job
With your caulking gun, make sure to fill out any uneven edges. Next, sand down the caulk.
Bring it – what you need to get the job done
- Faux Brick Paneling
- Screws (Drywall screws for indoor application)
- Construction Adhesive
- Caulking gun
- Measuring Tape
- Painter’s Tape
- 100 grit sandpaper/Sanding Block
- Protective Gear (glasses and gloves)