I apply a concrete effect coating

I apply a concrete effect coating

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Concrete is always popular in our interiors! Far from being considered a cold material, it dresses all our rooms with style and modernity, from the bathroom to the kitchen, including the dining room. To adopt it on a wall as on furniture, opt for the easiest and most economical solution with a concrete effect coating. We went to Lilibricole to master the application step by step and get a perfect result.

Step 1 - I choose the right material

I am well informed at the time of purchase: according to the brands, certain products require a primary coat of grip. Here, it is a concrete coating which can be applied directly to your support (whatever it is) and which also comes with two spatulas and a roller. I complete it with a stick, a cloth, a little water, a scraper, a pen and a sheet of paper. I also do not forget gloves and suitable clothing so as not to get dirty. And a tarp to protect the ground!

Step 2 - I make a sketch of my application

No rush, especially if the surface to cover is large enough! The technique ? Divide the wall into several pieces to progress by area. So I do not hesitate to make a sketch to help me "cut" my wall because then I will not have to stop in my operation or go back to an already treated corner. Small tip: always plan a little more product than necessary.

Step 3 - I prepare the support

Whether it is a wall or a piece of furniture, my support must be smooth, clean, without roughness. If this is not the case, I therefore use a scraper to level off my surface as much as possible and remove any friable parts.

Step 4 - I prepare my product

Now that my support is healthy, make way for the product! Using a stick, I mix the coating in order to obtain a smooth and homogeneous paste, easy to apply.

Step 5 - I apply my product with the roller

I start by roughly spreading my plaster with the roller. I start from top to bottom vertically then horizontally. If there is a corner on my surface, I start from there to avoid the holes.

Step 6 - I smooth with the first spatula

My product ready, it's time to apply! With a smooth spatula, I spread the coating delicately. The technique: when I have finished raking a first area, I go to the second by slightly overlapping the previous one to make the junction.

Step 7 - I often clean my spatula

Using a cloth or sponge, I regularly clean my spatula with clean water. This prevents the formation of lumps and more, my slightly moistened spatula, allows the coating to be better applied. If ever a lump still managed to infiltrate, I do not panic! I carefully remove it with my fingers and I immediately go back over this area with the spatula.

Step 8 - I use the second spatula

Using the notched spatula, I apply a second layer, thinner than the first but this time pressing firmly. The idea is to obtain the iron effects specific to concrete. I do not insist too much, however, that the result remains natural.

Step 9 - I clean my tools

My concrete coating fully applied, I just have to clean my tools! The scraper is then of great use. The drying time varies from half a day to a day depending on the brand. I therefore wait a little before reinvesting my revamped interior.


  1. Faulabar

    And what follows from this?

  2. Darach

    Bravo, you were visited with simply excellent idea

  3. Azi

    Curiously, while there is an analogue?

  4. Zololabar

    As a variant, yes

  5. Galeno

    I remember once and for all!

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