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Faux brick sheets are easy to install and provide a real brick look to almost any wall. Faux bricks come in sheets, generally 24-by-36 inches up to 24-by-48 inches; different manufacturers produce different sized sheets. Sheets are generally applied

How to cut a faux brick sheet

Faux brick sheets are easy to install and provide a real brick look to almost any wall. Faux bricks come in sheets, generally 24-by-36 inches up to 24-by-48 inches; different manufacturers produce different sized sheets. Sheets are generally applied with adhesive and/or screws. Cutting faux brick sheets is extremely easy and requires no special tools.

Skill level:Easy

Things you need

Painter's tapePencilMeasuring tapeStraight edgeHacksawJigsawBand sawGlovesEye protection100-grit sandpaper or sanding block

Instructions

1 Apply painter's tape to the front side of your faux brick sheet along the line where you want your cut. Draw a line on top of the tape where you want to make your cut.

2 Lay your faux brick panel, face up, on a smooth, firm, flat surface with the portion you wish to cut hanging off the edge. Use a hacksaw with a sharp blade to cut along the line you have drawn on your painter's tape.

3 Remove the tape when you are finished and lightly sand the edge you have just cut with 100-grit sandpaper or a sanding block. Install your cut panel.

4 Use a jigsaw or a band saw for longer cuts or for more intricate cuts. Cut slowly and carefully, following the line you have drawn on your painter's tape.

5 Remove the painter's tape when you have finished making your cut and lightly sand the cut edge with 100-grit sandpaper or a sanding block.

Tips and warnings

Do not try to cut too fast or apply too much pressure when cutting. Allow the blade to do the work for you.

Wear gloves and eye protection when cutting.

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