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Easy way to make an interior concrete wall?

Old 03-26-13, 08:42 AM
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Easy way to make an interior concrete wall?

Is there a drywall product that can replicate a concrete wall? I really like the look of interior concrete walls used in some trendy designs today and I want to do something similar without creating an actual concrete wall.

Here is an example picture:
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Old 03-26-13, 09:25 AM
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A mixture of faux painting and tinted drywall mud might replicate it.
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The wall in your picture looks like it has the texture of the sheets of plywood used to form up the wall. Faux painting is probably the only way to recreate that sort of affect. There are also companies/websites that can print whatever and you could have a "wall paper" made for you.

Personally though I am not a fan of recreating or faux industrial for most things since much of it's allure is that it is functional (aka: real) and much is also about context. An exposed wall in a converted loft or old mill building has a context, history and a purpose. It can also be done in a commercial setting like done for a higher end restaurant but it takes the whole package to pull it off. A faux poured concrete wall just stuck in the wrong home or office setting will probably really stick out as odd out even if done well.

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