Creating a Faux Concrete Wall

2 Materials
2 Days

I knew I wanted to do something different to a wall that would be in a window nook I.on and office space I was creating. I didn’t want shiplap, and I didn’t want board and batten.

lately I have been obsessed with the look of concrete so I decided to try make this wall mimic the look.

Follow along with me and I will show you have I took this gross space and transformed it a pretty feature wall.

Materials needed:

  • drywall compound
  • liquid cement color -charcoal
  • 3 pails
  • trowels
  • electric drill with paddle to mix compound

I divided up the drywall compound into three pails.

Then I added a liquid cement color in different amounts into each pail to create different shades of grey.

I mixed these with an electric drill with a paddle attachment.

Using a drywall trowel, I started with the darkest color and applied it to random spots on the wall. Then I repeated the process with the second darkest and moved onto the the lightest last.

if I was to do this again, I would start by applying a bit less of the darkest color.

When doing this, remember it will dry lighter.

once you are happy with how it looks, allow it to dry. Depending on the thickeness of the compound on the wall, it may take a few days to fully dry.

in the picture, you can see the darker spots that aren’t fully dry yet. You will also be able to tell when you touch the wall. If it’s not fully dry it will feel cool to the touch.

I ended up adding some of the drywall compound on the side walls as well and added some window casing as well.

follow along with me and stay tuned for more on this office Space transformation

Thanks for following along with me, and be sure to follow along with me on Instagram where you can see up to date pictures on this space so far .



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  • Tln24774736 Tln24774736 on Aug 23, 2021

    Do you need to seal this or is it good to go after drying

  • Char Char on Aug 23, 2021

    Turned out beautiful. Questions. Does the concrete color come in other colors than grey? Blues, reds, etc? Also, if this is done on a wall, and if down the road you want to change it, do you have to sand it down or can it be painted over?

  • Char Char on Aug 23, 2021

    Oops. This is Char again. I used your link to the concrete dyes and saw that it does come in other colors. So just need an answer to my second question. Thanks.


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