An interior brick wall can be a focal point in your home, or it can be an eyesore. The old bricks, damaged or discolored dust can cause problems, clash with paint and furniture, and are generally unattractive. You can cover up the less attractive brick with drywall or wood. Alternatively, carefully apply and enhance plaster can cover the wall. The wall will be smooth and ready for paint or wallpaper.
Mix 2 tablespoons of dish soap with water hot . Dip the sponge in the mixture and rub the wall to remove all the grease and dirt. Dry the wall with a clean towel.
At the top and bottom of the wall placed rule 3/8 inch (0.94 cm). This will guide you in the application of plaster, making it softer. Drill mortar screeds on the wall with a drill and a bricklayer.
Mix one part Portland cement, four parts of fine sand and one part lime. Add water slowly until the mixture has the consistency of peanut butter. One cubic foot (28.3 L) of plaster covers approximately 17 square feet (1.6 square meters) brick. Mix enough plaster the entire wall.
Fill a spray bottle with water. Spray to wet the brick wall. Take the plaster with a trowel and spreads 3/8 inches (0.94 cm) of paste on the brick. Begins with the float at a 45 degree angle and scrape the plaster on the wall, ending with the trowel at a 30-degree angle. Continue until the entire wall space is covered.
Let the plaster dry out a bit. Although still mostly wet, take a straight piece of wood or a tube and pass it through the plaster of a rule to another, smoothing the plaster on the entire wall. Remove excess mortar layers carefully to avoid disturbing the plaster.
Spend the mason’s trowel on top of the plaster to compact and smooth the surface. Let the plaster dry completely.
Half of the batch mixture of plaster before. Apply a second coat of plaster. Use the trowel to apply ¼ inch (0.6 cm) of gypsum to the top of the base layer. Smoothed with a trowel. Let dry plaster.
Apply one coat of finishing plaster. The coats are available in both ends plain or fine textures. Follow the mixing instructions specific to the chosen finish. Smooth texture on the wall with a mason’s trowel. Let the final coat dry.