It is much like facing brick except it is approximately ½ inch to 2 inches thick. Prepare the surface before installing brick veneer by removing all dirt, oil, plaster and paint from the wall where the brick veneer will be installed.
A scratch coat is a rough coat of mortar that does nothing more than provide a firm, porous surface for the veneer to stick.
You cannot apply a scratch coat directly to painted brick.
And by vibrating those molds during the manufacturing process, the final product is infused with color that runs throughout.
As a result, stone veneers are rapidly making their way into virtually every room in the house, in a sweeping range of styles. From backyard kitchens to bathroom walls, rustic fireplaces to stylish dining rooms, lightweight veneers are remarkably versatile. You're bound to find something that suits your taste.
Like other surfaces, the brick must be prepared correctly.
You will need to apply a wet scratch coat to the brick before you install the veneer.
The outer edge of the flashing must be turned down over the foundation ledge and the inner edge over the sheathing but under the building paper.
Lay a full brick on the top corner edge and then lay a half brick underneath. Start by troweling pre-mixed mortar onto the foundation ledge and preparing it to receive the first course.
Shown: Given the myriad colors, shapes, and sizes of the fieldstone on this home, even someone with a well-trained eye would be surprised to learn that the facade is clad in cast stone.