How to apply Artisan Concrete Effect

Concrete Effect

Make a statement in your home by using Concrete Effect on feature walls in the living room, bedroom, or study.

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
  • Quality masking tape
  • A paint stirrer and drop sheet
  • 12mm medium pile roller, roller tray and a 100mm paint brush
  • Steel trowel

PREPARATION

  • 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.

APPLICATION GUIDE

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.