House and Leisure Before and After - - WALL TREATMENT -

While ren­o­vat­ing her ‘old ranch-style home’ in Waterk­loof Ridge, Pre­to­ria, ar­chi­tect Kate Ghyoot Jollye turned a di­vid­ing wall into a fea­ture us­ing a

bagged fin­ish, achieved by a va­ri­ety of meth­ods


Here are other sug­ges­tions for achiev­ing a sim­i­lar look on a fea­ture wall:

1. Wall­pa­per

There are a host of pho­to­re­al­is­tic wall­pa­pers out there that give the il­lu­sion of an ac­tual brick wall.

2. Ce­ment

De­cocrete is a prod­uct by Cem­crete that is a 3–5mm skim-on coat­ing, which you can im­print or carve while it dries. Cas­san­dra de Longh of Cem­crete de­scribes how to get the look. ‘Use a brick-shaped la­tex mat, to push into the sur­face of the wet prod­uct, and af­ter­wards use sculpt­ing tools to fur­ther de­fine and char­ac­terise each brick to make it look au­then­tic. Make use of Cretes­tain, a ce­ment strainer, to wash over the bricks to add some char­ac­ter. This is great for fea­ture walls that have pre­vi­ously been plas­tered and painted, as the prod­uct gets ap­plied on top of the sur­face, elim­i­nat­ing the need to chop off the plas­ter or to re­build the wall.’

3. Tiles

WO­MAG’S Mo­saic Plano tile is small and light­weight, and no two are ex­actly the same.

White Washed Brick wall­pa­per R400/m2, Robin Sprong

Mo­saic Plano tiles R534/m2, WOMAG

De­cocrete wall by Cem­crete

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