How to transfer brick impression?

Discussion in 'Bricks, Masonry and Concrete' started by checkin, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Sep 17, 2013 #1

    checkin

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    I have 12 bricks to replace on fireplace, cannot find original bricks, so have to somehow copy the fieldstone impression onto flat bricks, & paint over.
    Any ideas on how to do this? Thanks Bob
     
  2. Sep 25, 2013 #2

    BridgeMan

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    I would make 2 or 3 molds of different areas on the surface, using a bed of clay pressed against the bricks and then properly firing same in a kiln to harden them. Go at least 1/2" thick on the molds, or they will tend to crack during firing. Build a box form around each mold, apply some form release, and pour the concrete. Strip the forms and you're ready to install.
     

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