How can I make a rock looking cover for my well pump?

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  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Jan 24, 2019

    I'd go with the technique we use in theatrical sets when we fake it. Depending on the size of what you need, build a sturdy wood frame and cover it with a metal mesh like chicken wire or builder's cloth (a fine metal mesh.) Make sure you add the shapes of rocks that you want - creativity is key. Maybe use a photo as a guideline. Then, cover the structure with strips of cloth or paper or even window screen because you're going to cover it with layers of concrete patch and you don't want it to drip through. Lay on several layers of the thin set, making sure it is completely cured between layers. Make sure you build up areas to make the 'rock' formation. Using exterior paint, take a dark brown and paint the entire structure. Go back and add your grays and tans to create your rock. Spatter the dark over that to give it texture. You can leave it like that, or, for extra effect, you can even glue some real rocks to the surface. Your pump is now completely hidden!

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jan 28, 2019

    Build a bow then cover with rocks hot glue them