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.
(2)Fish Tack Glue
(3)Universal tint colors - Raw Umber, Burnt-Thalo, Blue-Light Green
(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.