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Install Brick Veneer Faster With Adhesive


How do you install brick veneer indoors? Do I need to use mortar? 


If you are installing brick veneer indoors, you do not need to use mortar. As long as your wall is relatively flat in spaces like fireplace surrounds and kitchen backsplashes, you can use a construction adhesive instead. 

Adhesives are more consistent, plus you can eliminate the hassle of mixing and hauling around heavy bags of mortar mix. All you need is Adhesivo para la construcción industrial LIQUID NAILS® (LN-903 — available in both a trowelable version and traditional cartridges) to get the job done. 

Here’s how:

Step 1.    

Remove any decorative trim such as crown molding, window and door trim, or mantel pieces, as well as any paneling from the wall.

Step 2.    

Starting at the bottom of your surface, use a measuring tape and a pencil to mark horizontal lines 2-7/8 inches apart. This width will accommodate the brick veneer plus 3/8- inch of grout, and the lines will help you place the brick veneer pieces in straight rows.

Step 3.    

Determine cuánta cantidad y qué tamaño de piezas necesita, y córtelas con una cortadora de baldosas o una sierra para cortar en húmedo.

Step 4.    

Spread a layer of wall adhesive on the wall between the floor and the first guideline you drew. Covering only a row at a time helps ensure you can lay the veneer before the wall adhesive skins over (drying on surface), which is usually around 10 minutes.

Step 5.    

Press the veneer pieces into the wall adhesive, starting at the bottom corner and leaving 3/8- inch between them. To increase initial tack, use the following venting method: after pressing each piece into place, pull it away and wait one to three minutes. Luego vuelva a colocarla en su lugar. Si las piezas todavía resbalan, utilice cinta para sujetarlas.

Step 6.    

After finishing the bottom row, apply wall adhesive for the next row up and lay the veneer so that the midpoints of the pieces line up with the seams of the row below them. We recommend you use 3/8-inch spacers between the pieces. Continúe con este procedimiento hasta que haya colocado todas las piezas de revestimiento.

Step 7.    

Allow the wall adhesive to dry for at least 24 hours.

Step 8.    

Utilice una paleta para aplicar la lechada entre las piezas para revestir. Sanded tile grout looks most like mortar. Alise la lechada y elimine las burbujas de aire con una almohadilla para lechada. Mientras realiza el trabajo, utilice una esponja húmeda para limpiar cualquier resto de lechada que se adhiera a las piezas de revestimiento. Deje que la lechada se seque por completo.

A beautiful, long-lasting and durable brick veneer is all yours without any of the hassles from mortar.