The concrete look
Living like in a loft - this current living trend can be created in every appartment: by means of the fancy concrete look! Using AURO Decorative clay plaster, Wall paint, Wallpaper paste and Full-shade tinting colour, you can create the concrete look on your walls by yourself.
1st application: Mixture of
2nd application: Mixture of
3rd application: Mixture of
Apply the mixture of the Decorative clay plaster and the Full-shade tinting color very profoundly, using a roll or a smoothing trowel. First, apply approx. 1-2 m² (consumption approx. 750 - 1000 ml per m²).
Afterwards "smooth" the surface by use of a spatula or a plastic trowel. Make sure you do not only move the trowel in one direction, but apply criss-crossing movements instead. Make sure you leave the tracks created by the trowel's edges and possible bulges visible.
The edges and bulges, clearly visible while wet, will get smaller and more subtle after drying (approx. 24-48 hrs.)
Slightly polish too high edges with sanding paper (grid 150), but do not even them out completely.
Prepare a mixture of Full-shade tinting base and the Wallpaper paste and roll it on thinly or apply with a spatula (consumption approx. 100ml per m²). At first do not apply more than 1 m².
Afterwards use a spatula or a plastic trowel to swiftly take off the applied paint; make sure to do it in criss-crossing movements. The background layer must show through again.
The elevated spots (edges, bulges etc.) appear darker now.
The deeper areas have the lighter color of the 2nd application. A typical concrete texture is achieved in this way.
Repeat the 2nd application.
Ask your professional AURO partner for this box containing 20 samples of original coatings in the current wall design styles.
Among other samples, the box contains 2 colour versions of the concrete look.
In the dining room...
... or in the study room - the concrete look fits them all. Combined with warm wood, the look gets more cosy.
This is a concrete look wall in the Joppe Kitchen Studio in Braunschweig. This wall design technique is a great background for the stairs and the company logo.