Painted Brick Slips
Thanks to our customer E.B. we can show you painted brick slips on a completed project.
E.B. has used our clearance brick slips to clad a living room feature wall and painted them to get the design look he was after. He was very successful during the installation of the project but encountered problems through the process. The issues E.B. and his Tradesman experienced during this project are highlighted below and detail the importance of asking as many questions about installation as you can when calling to enquire about our products or place an order. ‘Contact Us’
PROJECT DATE: August 2017
Brick Slip Project Price: Confidential
Our project was inspired by a pic we saw on your blog and it turned out really well. We painted the clearance brick slips and the result was stunning as you can see. They also looked great in the red brick and we were tempted to leave them, but they didn’t really go with the rest of the kitchens colour scheme.
Yes, we are well pleased with how it’s all turned out. We actually undercoated the brick slips in white before going for the dark colour, (which incidentally is Farrow and Balls ‘Railings’) and it looked good in white too. We were actually nervous of painting it as the red brick mix before we painted them white created such a lovely effect, but overall, we think me made the right decision.
Without wishing to sound too negative one of the things the builder struggled with was the differing widths of the slips when putting them up. Don’t know whether he was trying to make the job sound more complicated than it was, but he said it was a bit of a pain. It did however give the final look a more rustic feel which is what we wanted.
They were also tough to paint. It took me most of the day to paint the white on. We had a painter do the final coats and it’s definitely a job for a big thick brush rather than a roller. It’s also best to work a few bricks at a time he reckoned, finish those and then move on. Either way it takes time, but the finish makes it all worthwhile.
As for our experience with Higgins Cladding the product was exactly as described and we were very pleased with the deal you gave us. We were originally going to buy brick tiles for double the price, but you persuaded us these would be just as good and authentic looking, and you were spot on.
PAINTED BRICK SLIPS – CLEARANCE SLIPS
Every now and again our factories produce a manufacturing run and the colour match comes out incorrectly. These coloured 2nds are still quality slips but generally you will receive a mix of colours in your order. Brick slip clearance sales allow customers to purchase our brick slips at a reduced rate.
In our experience customers that have purchased clearance brick slips do so with a view to painting them after pointing.
PAINTING BRICK SLIPS – THE SMARTER CHOICE
Perfect for painting our cast clearance brick slips are manufactured in the UK and once installed give the appearance of a rustic hand laid brick wall.
Our cladding products have the convenience of easy installation, large ranges to choose from and the benefit of huge cost savings. Higgins The Cladding Store caters for different tastes and creative minds.