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