Stone may be used to adorn walls both indoors and outside, depending on the climate.
We no longer have to resort to hefty stones, nor do we have to spend so much time erecting the complete wall, as there are now alternative solutions available to us today.
One of them is imitation stone, which produces a final finish that is identical to genuine stone, but is easier to work with, less expensive, and completely adjustable.
There is a step-by-step guide and the necessary supplies below if you are interested in learning how to apply this decorative method yourself.
For internal walls, use imitation stone mortar.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THE IMITATION STONE
Moldable mortar: (it is sold in stores specialized in construction and reforms), The format in which they come is in bags of 25kg. An example of mortar is Texturón naturpiedra.
Imitation stone molds: They are silicone molds, with the shape of stone, brick, slate or texture you want already made, you just have to choose the one you like. Here you can buy some interesting models.
In addition to these materials, you will also need a trowel and trowel or spatula to spread the mortar on the wall properly, as well as a hand brush with hard roots.
STEP ONE: PREPARE THE MORTAR
To produce the mortar, the substance is mixed with water, and it must be turned into a paste that resembles cement.
A mortar mixer is the most effective tool for achieving a perfectly homogenous and uniform mass. In general, they don’t cost too much. You can get a nice one for roughly 70 Dollars.
SECOND STEP: SPREAD THE MORTAR ON THE SURFACE.
A trowel or spatula is used to distribute the mortar on the wall, being sure to leave a 2-inch thick layer.
With the trowel, we smooth it out as much as possible in an attempt to make it as uniform as feasible.
After applying the paste, we let it to cure for around 15 minutes before moving on to the next step.
THIRD STEP: USE THE SILICONE MOLD
As soon as the wall is complete, we remove the silicone mold by sticking it against the wall and using relative force to ensure that the mold’s drawing remains in the mortar.
The design will be clearly visible in the paste if we gently remove the mold.
We’ll keep using the mold until we’ve completed the entire imitation-stone design on the wall where the mortar has been poured.
Let it dry completely once we’ve completed the drawing in relief on the wall.
As soon as the wall has dried, we use the firm root brush to remove any burrs or defects that may have remained, paying particular attention to the joints, until the drawing has taken on the natural pattern of the stone, brick, or any other mold that we may have utilized.
STEP FOUR: APPLYING COLOR TO THE STONES
Only latex or varnish will be used if the drawing’s cracks are to retain their original color, and we will not paint them.
With the use of either a flat brush or a paint glove, we’ll paint the stones with a specific wax (available at any paint store) to get the desired hue and a consistent finish on the coloring.
To get the desired effect, wait for it to dry.
Below is a video showing you exactly how to construct an imitation stone wall using the Naturpiedra Texturon cement and silicone molds.
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