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Old 03-09-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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My wife saw in a local business what appeared to be a skinned concrete (thinset or cement?)wall over drywall - providing the illusion of an industrial modern vibe. I went over to the business yesterday and noticed
a. Its a smooth finish
b. Appeared to be troweled on - imperfections in finish

I now have no ideal how to do this. I have seen external buildings use this with chicken wire - But to apply to an interior drywall that has primer and paint... Lost/...

Any suggestions or experience with this?

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Old 03-09-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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Did you take a picture? There are a couple of drywall pros here that might be able to offer a solution--

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I sure did - for some reason the attachments are not working. See this link.

http://gallery.me.com/rickhskx#100102

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Very interesting look-----I wonder if a plasterer added some kind of top coat---

Some one must have seen this before---

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Old 03-14-2011, 01:42 PM   #5
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Hello All,

Any suggestions? I can reshoot a pic where the drywall meets the external coat if it helps.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:21 PM   #6
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it almost certainly is not cement (that would fail due to flex, joints, etc).

it is probably just a plaster rough skin coat and a faux finish..possibly the ralph lauren suede or similar.
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That looks like Venetian Plaster to me tinted to a cement grey color. If your not familiar, its tinted plaster thats smooth or sometimes has a fine aggregate depending on the desired texture. It's trowled on in multiple coats, then burnished to a satin like finish or waxed for a glossy finish. This is the product I've used. It's arguably the best plaster you can buy, a little pricey, but worth it. http://www.vero-rialto.com/. Behr has a venetian at Depot, if your on a budget and want to take your chances. Good Luck.
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I appreciate the advise. I will look into this plaster. Thanks again.

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