LIQUID NAILS® Construction Adhesives: Tips & Tricks

Install Brick Veneer More Easily with Wall Adhesive

When it comes to installing brick veneer, most people assume you need mortar — but for interior applications like fireplace surrounds and kitchen backsplashes, there's an easier way.

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As long as the wall is relatively flat, you can substitute LIQUID NAILS® Brand Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive (LN-903) (available in both a trowelable version and traditional cartridges). Using this product as a wall adhesive for brick veneer application is simpler than using mortar for several reasons:

  • The consistency of the wall adhesive is always right, with no guesswork involved.
  • You can skip the time and hassle of mixing.
  • Transporting LIQUID NAILS Brand Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive is easier than hauling around mortar mix because it's lighter and you don't need as much of it.

Use the following instructions for results that are not only beautiful, but also long-lasting and durable.

  • Remove the mantel and any paneling, and make sure the wall is sturdy and flat.
  • Starting at the bottom of the area to be covered, use a measuring tape and a pencil to mark horizontal lines 2 7/8 inch 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.
  • Determine how many and what size edge pieces you will need, and cut them to size using a tile cutter or a wet saw.
  • Spread a layer of LIQUID NAILS Brand Heavy Duty Construction 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 (within 10 minutes).
  • Press the veneer pieces into the wall adhesive you've spread, starting at the bottom corner and leaving 3/8 inch between them. To increase initial tack, use the venting method: after pressing each piece into place, pull it away and wait one to three minutes. Then press it back into place. If the pieces still slip, use tape to brace them.
  • After you finish 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, using 3/8-inch spacers between the pieces. Continue this process until all the veneer pieces are used.
  • Allow the wall adhesive to dry overnight.
  • Use a pointed trowel to apply grout between the veneer pieces. (Sanded tile grout looks most like mortar.) Smooth the grout and eliminate air pockets with a grout float. As you go, use a damp sponge to wipe off any grout that gets on the face of the veneer pieces. Allow the grout to dry completely.

Need to replace damaged drywall before you start? Get sturdy results with fewer fasteners by using drywall adhesive.


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