Rauls Finishing & Faux Finishes

by Raul Gallego
(Los Angeles Calif.)

A while back I did a Faux Stone with a variety of colors, sort of a Tuscany effect. The walls were already off-white. I applied pre-mixed drywall compound on the wall. While the wall was still wet I stippled (unevenly) a light thalo-blue.

Then with my trowel I started from the top of the wall working the thalo-blue into the compound,creating uneven tones.

Next I applied raw umber-burnt umber with a splatter effect,then troweled again, this time in crossing patterns.

After the wall dried I mixed very light-green splatter wash, dabbed with cheese cloth. Last I stippled the wall with white in the corners of the faux stone, then with a large putty knife I made irregularities in the stone, aging it as I went along.

(1)Joint Compound
(2)Fish Tack Glue
(3)Universal tint colors - Raw Umber, Burnt-Thalo, Blue-Light Green
(4) Trowel
(5) Putty Knife.

I forgot to mention you mix the glue with the compound. If you want a rough texture add saw dust or motor mix. This gives a very aged look. I also masked off the wall with irregular stone patterns. I pulled the tape at the end giving the stone a chipped effect.

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Jan 10, 2011
Nice work..
by: Laurajean

thanks for all the tips...very cool.

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