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How To Use Faux Brick Panels To Wrap An Existing Post Or Column

We all have seen, in our own home or in other places, those ugly metal or wood posts used to hold a porch or the load bearing beams in a basement.

before wrapping with faux brick panels
Before wrapping with faux brick panels

In most cases people use faux wraps to clad these posts and make them look like real brick. In some cases the size of these pre-made faux brick wraps is either too large or too small. This doesn’t mean we have to give up. With the help of faux brick panels you can make your own size wrap around any size post or column.

The beauty of these panels is that you are not limited to a specific look. You may make the column larger at the bottom and tapered toward the top.

This is accomplished by mitering and beveling the cuts on each piece installed.

To start you should deiced the overall size you want, to this dimension subtract the thickness of the brick panel and come up with the size of the frame or box to build around the existing posts.
You can also make a more narrow size column by avoiding building the frame and install the panels directly over the post.

You may build the box or frame out of plywood – for exterior use we recommend marine plywood or pressure treated wood.

Pre-Made faux brick wraps
Pre-Made faux brick wraps

At this point pick a starting point and use the left side of the first panel.

When you reach the first corner of the frame go on the back of the panel and make a pencil line right at the corner. This is where you will be miter-cutting the faux brick panels.

Mark the back of the brick panel and cut here
Mark the back of the brick panel and cut here

Using a table saw or a circular saw make the 45 degree cut with the good size of the panel facing down. You want to angle the saw so that the back of the panel will have the shorter side of the cut. You also want to take the least possible material out of the front side of the Use brick panels to wrap any material.
The left over piece is not waste, rather is the piece you will need next.

Take this piece and miter it again to match the angle of the previous pieces. This should leave you with a triangle-shaped piece of material.

Miter the other half of the brick panels to match the angle
Miter the other half of the brick panels to match the angle

At this point you may put the two mitered pieces together to check the quality of the cut. If they meet nicely you can proceed to mark the right side with a pencil, right were the second corner of the frame is.

Continue these steps until you have completely wrapped the first row of panels around the box/frame.

For every row of brick panels you should stagger the seams so that they don’t always line up in the same vertical line.

Now you should use a sanding block to smooth out and blend together the individual bricks at the very tip of each corner. Cover the sanded areas with caulking and when dry apply some paint from the Touch-up Kit available for ordering online.

Sand and touch up the corner areas
Sand and touch up the corner areas

You are not bound by any rule when using faux brick panels from fauxstonedepot.com because their versatility and flexibility is unmatched by any other product that looks as realistic as this.

Enjoy!

 

Introducing The Best Imitation Stone Wall Panels Yet

Some of the benefits of having years of manufacturing experience are:

-Create a better quality than new companies. We have making use of over 30 years of experience to bring you some great innovation in the faux sheets of stone, wood, brick.
-Being able to make the product more efficiently and at a better price.
-Create a product that customer want to use and love to recommend to others.

At Faux Stone Depot we are proud to say we manufacture our products and are constantly improving every aspect of it and can offer all of the above benefits, and more.

Panels Align With Framing
Panels Align With Existing 16″ Framing.

Now we have the new Laguna faux stone wall panel that is making the installation process even easier.
With old types of stone panels most of the joint between two panels would fall between two studs. The Laguna is actually designed with a length that lets every joint fall on a stud.

This, assuming that the row has been started properly and that the framing is the standard 16 inch.

Joints Between Panels Always Fall On A Stud
Joints Between Panels Always Fall On A Stud

Because of this new design the Laguna faux stone panels also offer some advantages to the customer:

Cheaper to ship – Because of the slightly smaller size the shipping boxes or pallets are smaller, therefore the shipping cost drops considerably.

With a new, modified, process these faux stone and brick are made in less time. Everybody knows that time is money so this saving is passed straight to the customer through a lower price per pane.

Maintenance.
As many technologies advance the paints field follows suites. The new acrylic paints applied to these faux sheets of stone are designed for outdoor. This means that they are impervious to water and resistant to UV degradation.

The Convenient Way To Use Faux Brick Panels To Outfit Stores And Displays.

One of the biggest challenges for boutiques and any store outfitter has always been finding the right material to build dividers and displays that are easy to move and rearrange.

It is already expensive enough to create a sharp-looking display that looks like real brick. One thing store owners want to avoid is to hire a contractor to move a display somewhere else.

Brick Display

If you offer retail services and fabrication and have used faux brick panels before you can appreciate its qualities.

When using panels that weigh very little, without compromising the quality and strength, moving and rearranging displays around a retail store is simply a matter of hours. There are imitation products that are specifically designed to create an amazing and realistic look. When customers in walk in the store they will quickly get the feel of an old brick building and appreciate its charm without noticing that the walls are just panels.

 

White Faux Brick Panel In A Store
White Faux Brick Panel In A Store

white-brick

Recreating an old urban look or a reclaimed, old Chicago brick using faux brick panels today becomes an easy task; anyone can create a brick display without having to count on a mason or brick layer.

Imitation brick can be installed directly on a metal display frame with screws. If you need to create a return or a corner you can quickly miter-cut the panel at 90 degrees and glue the pieces together or use a pre-made interlocking corner piece. You’ll be amazed by the ease of use.

If you are simply creating a backdrop or a full wall you can also install panels of faux brick directly on the studs or existing surface without having to prepare them.

Chicago Reclaimed Brick Look

These panels work particularly well when display makers for trade shows want a product that can be installed quickly, modular and that can be reused in the next show.

You can say this about regular brick. Thin brick, as well, cannot be removed and reused.

There is an unstoppable trend that is revolutionizing the way new retail environments are built.

Conquering Cinder Blocks

Cinder blocks were invented as a way to increase the structural integrity of buildings at a faster rate but they were not made to be pleasing to the eye. They provide builders with a lot of great advantages, but covering it up with regular siding or paint is cumbersome and requires a lot of maintenance. Nobody wants to have the cinder blocks showing on their home.

There are many siding options are but they require skilled veterans who are very familiar with the material. In addition, most siding options are bland and boring. These options don’t make the house pop with unique qualities and characteristics. Fortunately, the cinder blocks can easily be covered with the right siding material the trick is making sure it is water and moisture proof.

Exposed Cinder Block
Exposed Cinder Block

Most people don’t like the uniform look that every other house has so in order to customize your home and cover up that boring cinder block the best option would be using some new and innovative material.

Today’s synthetic resins can be made to look incredibly realistic and it can be formed into thousands of different sizes and shapes enabling people to get different architectural elements. There are some resin panels that save a great deal of installation and general labor time. There is no need for mortar or grout. Simple construction adhesives or screws will fasten the panels to the wall. The panels can be adhered onto any flat surface because it is light and durable. You can instantly remodel your home so it can be the envy of the neighborhood. These panels come in a large variety of styles and colors so that way even neighbors can customize their homes and still have a very unique look. Some more ideas for and pictures for installation can be found by clicking here.

Rock panels in a studio
Rock panels in a studio

A great advantage for developers and contractor is the fact that it can save money on labor and installation. Developers looking to cover up foundations or cinder blocks quickly represent great candidates for this product.

Cinder block fences also pose the perfect application for this product because builders can easily do hundreds of square feet in a day. Those fences can look their best by being given the impression of an actual stone fence.

These products also have a number of different elements that can be used to satisfy the needs of any project. Developing housing communities requires developers to find a fast and cheap way to make them unique which is very hard. Staying inside the budget and deadline range is very important. These panels help save builders’ time and money for their developments. Imagine driving into a community where all the homes were similar yet they had their own special design. The marketing power behind such a community would be very strong because people value a home that is different than any other home.