Are you looking to transform your current fireplace, but you do not know where to start? Well, you came to the right place. Today is your lucky day.
What screams cozy fireplace better than old fashioned brick or stone? Nothing! You can actually create this exact amazing look without the use of real bricks.
Faux wall panels!
Faux brick or faux stone panels are the perfect way to achieve an amazing fireplace without the added hassle of time and money that is associated with authentic materials. You can apply them yourself, which will eliminate labor costs as well as expensive material/tool/machine costs. This project will be incredibly non-time consuming, unlike the application of authentic materials, which can take days and up to weeks. Your faux wall panels will look great for years to come thanks to their durability factor. They are UV resistant & weatherproof should you choose to use them outdoors. They are also impervious to the effects of moisture, so no mold, mildew, or rot will rain on your parade. Last but not least, we have fire rated panels designed specifically for use around heat sources such as a fireplace.
First things first, head to our site at FauxDirect.com and browse through our products section. There you will find a wide array of faux brick and faux stone paneling to choose from.
Once you’ve placed your order and the faux wall panels arrive, the fun is ready to begin!
Draw a horizontal line in the middle of the wall of the fireplace, and use a level to ensure it is straight. Take your panels and locate the top (protruding lip) and bottom (groove). You can lie them out on the floor to get an idea of the pattern you are going for. Cut the edges by 1/4, 1/3, or 1/2 of an inch for an authentic look. When you are ready, apply the glue or caulk on the back of a panel leaving a 1 inch border. You can now press it on the wall across the horizontal line. Secure with screws.
Repeat this step until your first row is done. You can then apply above and below this first line, until the entire wall is covered.
Voila! To finish up, grab the touch up paint to cover up any showing screws and imperfections. You now have a gorgeous faux stone or faux brick fireplace!