The Rustic Brick Tile Cladding is the latest trend to have, it creates a beautiful earthy or rustic look to your home.
This beautiful clay cladding can be used on wall and floors and the look can be enhanced with a white wash effect.
CLADDING INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
- NB! New walls require 4 weeks curing time before cladding can commence. Newly plastered walls require a further 2 weeks before cladding.
- Painted surfaces should be 80% chipped and all dust removed before cladding.
- Spread 6mm of tile adhesive to the wall using a notched trowel. Apply only small areas at a time.
- Lightly butter the cladding with a bit of adhesive and apply with pressure and a twisting action, ensuring the cladding is well adhered.
- Remove excess adhesive from joints before drying occurs, keeping cladding clean as you proceed.
- A diamond blade with angle grinder should be used to trim/cut any cladding to size or shape.
- After installation again wash off cladding with a sponge and clean water. Start at the top and work your way down.
- Cladding is ideal for outdoors and can be left untreated, allowing it to naturally weather and age with time.
However, seal may be used where cladding is exposed to contamination. (E.g. food preparation/braai). Pre-test sealer on off cuts to confirm required results before applying to cladded wall. Do not seal in direct sunlight or on wet cladding.
Whitewashing the already installed face brick cladding to get a distressed look:
You will need: White PVA paint or any water based paint; water; a bucket to mix the water with the paint; a stirring stick; a fairly broad brush; gloves and a couple of dry cloths to wipe the paint off.
- Wait a day or two after installing the bricks before you start to whitewash them.
- Mix the paint and the water 50/50 in the bucket and mix well with your stirring stick.
- This is a guideline only! For a denser paint look, use more paint than water.
- Start painting the bricks horizontally in even strokes, filling the gaps between the bricks as well (the cement.
- Some of the paint will drip, catch the dripping paint with your brush and just keep painting.
- As you have painted a few bricks i.e half a m2 – wipe the paint off horizontally with a dry cloth.
- You don’t want the paint to dry before you start wiping!
- You can wipe or dab with the dry cloth to get the effect that you want.
- Wipe carefully at first in-case you want a denser paint look, you can always wipe off more.
- Also wipe in-between the bricks.
- Change the cloth when it becomes too full of paint.