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