Decorative Plasterboard Brick

Introduction: Decorative Plasterboard Brick

We create a decorative brick from the remnants of drywall.At construction sites, there are a lot of drywall residues.To do this, we need the remnants of drywall, on the slide you see two types of drywall. One of them is green.Green is moisture resistant. Drywall vary in thickness.Different thicknesses will affect the thickness of your future brick simulation.You will need a tool: tape measure, plank, square, pencil, drywall saw (small teeth), a brush for metal.Also, a normal spatula, a notched trowel, a brush.Now you need it, ordinary water, glue for drywall, and a primer for putty.

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Step 1: We Mark the Brick, Cut Out the Brick, Remove the Top Cardboard, Create a Brick Relief, Pay Attention.

We begin to mark up the remnants of drywall. We mark with a pencil the dimensions of the brick which you like. I made 8 centimeters by 20 centimeters.After marking, we sawed our brick with a saw. I draw your attention to the fact that the saw has small teeth, then the hacksaw does not tear the edges and evenly saws that the drywall does not crumble.After sawing, we lay our blanks on a flat surface and apply a little water. We wait 15 minutes. Now the cardboard is easy to tear off.Therefore, the remnants of cardboard are removed with a brush on the metal in a circular motion.After removing the cardboard, you can create a relief of the future brick. Also, with a metal brush, you clean the side surface and corners of the billet of brick.Attention attention!!!-Due to the fact that drywall is constantly transported, it has internal cracks.Cracks can be on your bricks.It’s not scary - cracks can be sealed or covered with glue or used as small pieces of brick.The relief of the brick, size, color depends on your imagination!In addition, when you do a brick job, you must be careful when cleaning and creating relief, do not push hard on the workpiece, otherwise it will burst.The surface for your work should be very flat.

Step 2: Starting Line, Gluing a Brick.

When our brick is ready, it can be glued to the wall on plaster or drywall, or wood. You need glue for the drywall and your wall surface.Thus, on the wall, you draw a line with a pencil on a level, a very flat line. On this line you glue the first row of bricks.Before gluing a brick, the entire wall must be primed with a special primer and allowed to dry.After priming the wall, you prepare the adhesive for the brick. The glue has a thick consistency so that the brick does not slip off the wall.We put glue on the brick with a trowel and smooth the glue with a second notched trowel.We glue the first and all subsequent bricks to the wall, depending on the area.On the slide, I glued a brick to a piece of drywall for a demonstration.Now, while I am collecting enough drywall for my wall. So I can’t show my wall.

Step 3: We Close the Seams and Paint.

After the brick has dried, close the seams if necessary.The seam and cracks can be covered with a brush and glue for drywall. Dilute the glue to a mixture of sour cream with a medium.You can cover the whole brick. But your brick relief will change.After the joints and glue have dried, you can paint the brick in any color you want.

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    Reply 24 days ago

    Thanks Penolopy Bulnick for the kind words!