House and Leisure Before and After - - WALL TREATMENT -

The tra­di­tional method of bag­ging is to use a hes­sian cloth to sweep a thin layer of ce­ment over raw brick­work to keep the bricks vis­i­ble for a rus­tic ef­fect. PREP WORK Non­nie Mcunu of Du­lux says give the ex­posed brick­work a scrub with a

scourer and re­move loose dust. Wipe the bricks with a damp, soapy cloth and leave to dry for 12 hours. Fix cracks in the bricks or ce­ment with filler and leave to dry. THE AP­PLI­CA­TION Claire Bond of Plas­con ad­vises that it’s best to coat the wall with plas­ter first to im­prove ad­he­sion be­tween plas­ter mix­tures and bricks. A thin coat of plas­ter al­lows the shape of the brick to be ex­posed un­der­neath. Once dry, ap­ply a Plas­con plas­ter primer fol­lowed by two coats of wa­ter-based paint from the Cash­mere range.

Plas­con Cash­mere In­te­rior Plush Matt, R530–R600 for five litres

Saint-gobain We­ber Brush Coat plas­ter for walls in

Desert Sand

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