How to use Brickslips and Corner Slips

How to use Brickslips

  1. Make sure the surface on which the slips are to be stuck is clean and dry. Any dressings, corner slips, quoins, arches etc. should be fixed in place before you begin.
  2. Using a good quality PVA adhesive, apply glue to the back of each slip and place into position allowing approx. 1mm between each slip for mortar joints.
  3. Cut your slips using a craft knife, pincers or tile pliers, or shape them by rubbing on medium grade sandpaper.
  4. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly before proceeding to the next stage.
  5. Mix equal parts PVA and water and using a brush, paint this over your brickslips. Make sure you give all your brickslips a thorough coating as this seals the surface ready for grouting. Allow to dry before proceeding. Your slips are now ready for grouting.
  6. Instructions for grouting can be found on the packet of our Mortar/Grout mix. Please note. While other grouts can give satisfactory results some DO NOT. We therefore recommend the use of our Mortar/Grout to assure a reliable realistic finish.


How to use Corner Slips

  1. Make sure the surface on which the slips are to be stuck is clean and dry.
  2. Most slips can be cut easily using a craft knife, pincers or tile pliers. Odd shaped pieces can be achieved by rubbing on medium grade sandpaper.
  3. Using a good quality PVA adhesive glue your corner slips into position on the corners of your model, alternately using the long and short face. Remember to allow approx. 1mm between each slip for mortar joints.
  4. When cladding your model always glue your corner slips into position first, then fill in with brickslips, cutting to fit if necessary. Continue to glue your corner slips and brickslips in place until you have finished.
  5. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly before proceeding to the next stage.
  6. Mix equal parts PVA and water and using a brush, paint this over your slips and corners. Allow to dry. You are now ready for grouting.
  7. Instructions for grouting can be found on the packet of our Mortar/Grout mix. Please note. While other grouts can give satisfactory results some DO NOT. We therefore recommend the use of our Mortar/Grout to assure a reliable realistic finish.

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