Exposed Brick Wall Designs â€“ The Modern Home That Speaks
We all have that one damp wall (affected by ‘SEELAN’ ) in our homes which needs to get repaired every 2-3 years .As a result , a lot of money , gets wasted as reparation/renovation charges. So why not make that wall an exposed brick wall ? And for that matter, you can make any wall an exposed brick wall as it is really in trend these days , easy to maintain and looks super classy by adding a nice antique look to your home . You can team up an exposed brick wall with end number of things, to make that look even more better .A lot of people like the look of exposed brick walls. They add character and rustic charm to any interior. In many homes, one or more of the walls in the front room on the main floor are exposed and, often, the exposed brick wall ends up being the spot for a flat screen television. But that’s not the only place in the home that can benefit from the look of exposed brick.
What are its Disadvantages of exposed brick wall designs?
Though they may look sturdy, exposed brick is actually quite porous, making it susceptible to the absorption of both dirt and moisture, the latter of which can lead to deterioration and mold issues.
There’s also a slight chance that the brick will succumb to efflorescence, a chemical process in which liquid in the brick seeps out and crystallizes, appearing white on the surface. (This is more likely in bricks that have long been exposed to air, however, as opposed to those that have been covered by plaster walls.)
Partially exposed brick walls –This is how it looks- (insert pictures)
What about the cost of exposed brick wall design?
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Steps involved in getting that perfect exposed brick wall look -
1)Test the wall you wish to expose the brick on.
2)Prepare your room by removing everything or covering it all in protective plastic sheets.
3)Use a masonry chisel for the plaster removal.
4)Scrape away any loose plaster with a wire brush.
5)Fill a bucket with warm water.
6)Apply a brick sealant to finish the wall.
How to take care of the wall ?
It's so important to apply a sealant or acrylic-based paint to your interior brick and mortar to help protect against humidity. To dust, use a microfiber cloth or your vacuum's brush attachment,
If you’re looking to expose the brick behind your walls , determine if the brick is in good enough shape to show it off, because some brick can deteriorate over time and become ugly and dusty. You may be able to do this by looking through small openings some electrical fixtures may provide or by cutting a small hole in the current plaster. If you’re not an expert, you might want to consult a professional to help when cutting a hole in the wall. But if you’re going to go it alone, start in a small area and remove the plaster or woodwork to determine the color and quality of the brick, that way if repairs are necessary then they’re kept to a bare minimal.
So, before you get your heart set on exposed brick walls inside the home or office, know that you need to your research and more than likely consult a professional before you tackle the task alone.
If you already have a brick wall that has been plastered and coated, and you want to strip it back down to the sheer and rough awesomeness of exposed brick, your task will be not as difficult as it will be messy. Isolate your work environment with enough nylon sheet and use a spatula to remove the paint and roughcast. And voila! You have your wall stripped down to its glorious brick nature, which can be polished and lacquered for a smoother and more even look. Another popular approach is applying one or two coats of paint directly onto the bricks to have a monochromatic wall but still preserve the lines and relief of brick for an intriguing and retro visual effect.