How to Make a Cement Block Basement Wall Look Like Brick

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Start with a clean wall, painted the color you want between your bricks. If I had it to do over, I would have done a light gray. Use thin masking tape. It is helpful if you have a thin board or heavy cardboard the width of the “bricks”. Put a piece of tape down, hold up the spacer board, mark the spot and put down another piece of tape.

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Take some brick colored spray paint and paint the “bricks”. Mottled is good; you don’t need an even coat. Daub on some light and some dark paint on some areas in a random pattern.

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Pull off the tape.

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Close-up of the texture and other color on the “brick”.

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Done! People have to touch it to make sure it is not real brick! (I did touch up the drips If I had not gone too heavy and listened to myself about the mottled look, I would not have had to do that.)

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Just for giggles I painted a stone corner in back of the ‘fridge.

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There was a small area next to the dryer. I didn’t want to do the whole brick wall deal, but thought I would make it look as if it were aged and cracked stucco over brick.

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Step one…tape off the “brick” area.

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I had some leftover texture paint from another project. I covered up the cement block joints with it. I had it leftover from when I textured an entire cement block house (inside walls). Inside the “bricks” I did sand texture paint.

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Then I spray painted the red, black, and dabbed on the pale yellow. I screened off the areas I did not want painted, but as you can see I had some overspray. (And drips from spraying too heavily!)

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No worries…I just troweled on more texture paint to cover the overspray and touched up the drips.

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Done! I did outline the brick area a bit with brown to make it stand out.

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