FAKE BRICK WALL Hope someone can help!!
Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:18 PM
Would anybody be able to help. Ive had a look on the tinternet, but cant find anything helpful - and I thought of here!! Im looking for some 8x4" sheets of " fake" brick wall. We did have some a long while back that had been taken off some flats , but they had been stored badly and got wrecked,
Im in london , so there must be a suppler in the city somewhere.!!
Thanks for your help
Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:33 PM
I had a great business plan ... I was going to build bungalows for Snow White's seven dwarfs...
However, there was just one tiny flaw .............
Posted 16 March 2008 - 11:12 PM
As usual ebay comes up with a few options. Although you probably want to ignore the dollshouse ones.
Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:27 AM
Dead easy, quick and very effective.
Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:39 AM
This post has been edited by andy_s: 17 March 2008 - 09:39 AM
Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:02 AM
I did this quite a few times with students at college. Three people with a sponge, guide lines to follow - simple! Anybody in the industry could never imagine just how simple to wreck this simple task is with even the best students. Mixing the paint was fun. Applying it in horizontal rows with equal mortar joints was a major problem. Uphill, downhill, tilting, touching, dripping, overlapping, smudged. Despite looking like a wall built by trainee bricklayers with defective spirit level, they looked like walls, just badly built ones!
Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:32 PM
PA Hire and Events Production in Oxfordshire -
Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:20 PM
Yes I saw all the sites for the bloody dolls house decor!! that would take a long long time to do!!
Top prize for Peter Evans. Going with them I think,- with the wall - wall paper as a back up. The directors left me with no time - so I hope P.E have sections of vac-form wall in stock and can do 24 hrs delievery. Ok cheers guys. I need to put my LX designers hat on now and start the focus!!
Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:41 AM
and certainly not in 24 hours! (admittedly they were learning on the job, but it took them nearly three days.....)
Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:14 PM
Sadly, the product you describe, which was hardboard embossed and painted in various realistic patterns, including brick and stone, is no longer available. It used to be stocked by the larger branches of B&Q several years ago; when they were discontinuing it, my drama society was able to obtain the remaining stock of brick effect at the Enfield branch.
It was manufactured by Canfor, a Canadian company. The sole importer, Arnold Laver Timberworld, says that Canfor has gone out of business and they know of no replacement nor any remaining stock countrywide. We are re-using ours very carefully!
It seems we'll all have to resort to the various methods described here in future.
Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:57 PM
I finally went for backup plan from Paulears wallpaper, as the product from peters Evans certainly was very good - but required painting, and I certainly didnt have time for all that, so
I called up the wallpaper guys who are based in Basildon at 11.30 am this morning and, as luck would have it, they were doing a drop off at Embankment in the afternoon - so went there via paddington (to me!!) and promptly dropped off 4 rolls at 2.30 pm today!
What a result!! - and the wallpaper looks great!! - as great as a brickwall can look anyway!! LOL
And being wallpaper, no, I didnt get messy with wallpaper paste. Simply used clear dancefloor tape to apply them to the revolves. Job done.
Thanks for the suggestions anyway :-) Cheers people.