Make a statement in your home by using Concrete Effect on feature walls in the living room, bedroom, or study.
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
- Quality masking tape
- A paint stirrer and drop sheet
- 12mm medium pile roller, roller tray and a 100mm paint brush
- Steel trowel
- It will be helpful to read the entire paint label contents, prior to starting your project. Handy surface preparation advice is provided on the labels.
- Ensure the surface to be painted 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.
- To ensure evenness of colour, pour all cans of Concrete Effect into a clean dry container. Stir thoroughly prior to use.
1. Work in small sections.
2. 'Cut-in' around the edges first with a paint brush.
3. Use a long pile roller to apply 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 using the same process, 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.
Handy tip: Applying additional coats will enhance the depth and appearance of the finish.
CLEANING UP AND CARING FOR YOUR CONCRETE EFFECT
- Clean brushes and equipment with water.
- Store leftover paint in dry conditions (avoid extreme conditions).
- The effects can be gently cleaned with a cloth that has been dampened with a detergent solution. Avoid forceful scrubbing.
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