• I need help to restore a white painted brick wall to resemble a natural red brick feature wall,please help!?

    Hi,just bought a bungalow.The lounge is huge with a 16'X 8' brick wall as the main feature. It incorporates a large fireplace, made with matching bricks and is absolutely gorgeous, with straight lines and deep pointing / grooves, except for the fact that the peope tied to save money when getting this wall erected and had it made from... show more
    Hi,just bought a bungalow.The lounge is huge with a 16'X 8' brick wall as the main feature. It incorporates a large fireplace, made with matching bricks and is absolutely gorgeous, with straight lines and deep pointing / grooves, except for the fact that the peope tied to save money when getting this wall erected and had it made from horrible, harsh angled, plain grey bricks, instead of the red bricks ususally used. These have then been painted over, (only each individual brick, not the morter) with flat white 'orrid emulsion, which we have been told can only be removed by sandblasting (not a viable solution) What we would like is somneone to tell us how to create a natural red brick effect using the bricks in place as a base, without having to plaster over the whole wall or use fake brick cladding. We read something about using 'stucco' and sponges to paste over each brick, and then painting, but not sure what stucco is or where to get it. can someone please help?
    5 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 9 years ago