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
- 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.
- Paint in small sections
- "Cut-in" around the edges with a paint brush first.
- Use a long pile roller to apply to to the wall
- 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.
- Repeat this process over the entire wall
- Apply 3 coats, ensuring that each coat is completely dry before applying the next one. Allow 4 hours or more between coats
- 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
- 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.