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How to Make Faux Stone by Colouring Concrete

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Adding colourants to concrete can be a terrific way to create unique pieces of art or home/yard d├ęcor items. Concrete lends itself to many extremely versatile landscaping projects such as creating faux stones, stepping stones, and even paving stones. If … Continue reading

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How to Colour Faux Stone

A basic principle of colouring faux stone is that the bigger the job the more colours are needed to prevent an unnatural repetitive look. A small project of say 5 square metres may only require 3 basic colours. However if … Continue reading

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How to Install Artificial Stone Wall Cladding

Artificial stone wall cladding also called wall veneer can be installed with a limited knowledge of masonry work methods and procedures. When you are applying stone over brick or new or painted concrete or concrete block, metal lath should be … Continue reading

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How to Make Fake Rock

Methods and techniques to make fake rock which is true to nature. There are several ways to make fake rock or faux rock and boulders all yielding good results.The price and availability of the filler material you have on site … Continue reading

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Why Light Weight Concrete

Concrete is heavy, very heavy in fact! For most building construction projects this can be an advantage, but as a DIY material this can be a disadvantage, especially if the finished product has to be carried or lifted. Hence the … Continue reading

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Business Opportunities With Concrete

A quiet revolution is occurring in the decorative use of concrete. You have seen the new uses for concrete in the shopping malls and commercial sites. Shops now feature walls of concrete wall cladding and attractive new style floors. Gone … Continue reading

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Wall Cladding

This is a segment of the decorative concrete industry that offers real possibilities for the person who likes to get in early. This is one of those ground floor opportunities that comes along all too rarely. Wall cladding and Imprinting … Continue reading

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Faux or Synthetic Rocks

It is now possible to create handmade rock that is difficult if not impossible to detect from natural rock. Handmade rock makes a wonderful addition to home and garden landscaping. Realistic waterfalls can be created emptying into decorative pool, bringing … Continue reading

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Mosaics

The art of Mosaic as we know it today, involves adhering many small pieces of glass, marble, tiles, stones or other found objects onto a surface to create beautiful and decorative designs. The making of mosaics has been used for … Continue reading

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Garden Ornaments and Landscape

For many years these items have been the backbone of the concrete pre-casters profitability. Seen at all outdoor markets and fairs they have a wide appeal and are a source of considerable profits for small local area manufacturers. Large manufacturers … Continue reading

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