How to create a concrete effect wall

How to create a concrete effect wall

Our step-by-step guide explains how to create a concrete effect wall using Craig & Rose Artisan concrete effect paint

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Concrete Effect Paint on feature walls makes that statement in the living room, bedroom or home office

Concrete effect is available in two colours: Onyx Edge and Pale Elements

Suitable for interior use. Not suitable for high wear situations, wet areas or absorbent surfaces.

 

Products you will need

  • Craig & Rose Artisan Concrete Effect paint
  • Masking tape
  • A paint stirrer and drop sheet
  • 12mm medium pile roller, roller tray and a 100mm paint brush
  • Steel trowel
  • 600 grit sandpaper

Preparation

  • Ensure the wall surface is clean, dry and free from dust, oils and grease.
  • Mask off the area with tape.
  • Practice your application technique on a large, spare piece of board.
  • Pour all cans of Concrete Effect into a clean dry container. Stir thoroughly prior to use.

Application guide

  1. Paint in small sections
  2. "Cut-in" around the edges with a paint brush first.
  3. Use a long pile roller to apply to to the wall
  4. Smooth the surface with a steel trowel with broad sweeping strokes, holding the trowel at a 60° to 80° angle. Be sure to keep the trowel clean.
  5. Repeat this process over the entire wall
  6. Apply 3 coats, ensuring that each coat is completely dry before applying the next one. Allow 4 hours or more between coats
  7. Using 600-grit sandpaper, lightly polish the surface in a circular motion. The final coat should dry for at least 2-4 hours, but no longer than 24 hours, before polishing
  8. Optional: For further protection, seal with a clear varnish

Cleaning up and caring for your concrete effect

  • Clean brushes and equipment with water
  • Store leftover paint in a cool, dry place
  • The effects can be gently cleaned with a cloth that has been dampened with a detergent solution. Avoid forceful scrubbing.
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