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How to Apply a Rubber Coating to a Brick

Bricks are great for weights and hold-downs, but they often leave gritty traces on projects. Use these step-by-step instructions to apply a rubber coating to a brick to solve this problem.

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  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Pour Rubber Coating into a Container

There should be enough coating in the container to cover half a brick when it's placed inside. A container made out of scrap wood works well; just make sure it's held together tightly so that the rubber coating doesn't seep out.

Tip: Knock off loose grit and round-off corners by rubbing bricks together.

pour rubber coating into a container

Step 2: Dip the Brick and Repeat

Dip the brick into the container. Remove the brick, then place it on a Teflon-coated pan to dry.

After the brick dries, dip the other side of the brick into the container.

Allow the brick to dry.

dip brick into rubber coating and set out to dry

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