How Do You Make A Brick Wall Look Old?
Making a newer brick wall look old can give a classy historical look to your home or business by using distressing techniques. These methods can be used with both standard brick or brick veneer, sometimes wrongly called faux brick. Brick veneer are small thin bricks which can be adhered to another surface for the look of a brick wall. Either type of brick can be given a weathered antique appearance, for interior or exterior walls. Place a few bricks in one or two areas a little bit off-kilter if you are actually building a wall. This effect must be subtle, because you want it to look like the wall has settled somewhat, not like the original job was sloppy. Break or chip some of the bricks with a hammer and chisel, mainly at the edges before adhering them. This can be done with an existing wall also. Use antique salvage bricks instead of new ones, or include some darker-colored bricks for an irregular look. Plaster over part or all of the brick wall and then remove some of the plaster w