PaintPRO, Vol. 8, No. 4
September 2006
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Other articles in this issue:
Exterior Wood Primers
Interior Colors & Light Refraction
Choosing a Glaze
Painter: Mattingly Custom Finishes
Bidding on Fire Retardant Coatings
Technique: Stenciling Concrete
Toolbox: Extension Poles
Product Profile: CCFlex
Paint Industry News
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The final image.
The final image.

Technique: Decorative Resurfacing with Modellos and SkimStone
When you combine SkimStone, a user-friendly, integrally colored concrete resurfacing product, with Modello Designs decorative masking patterns, the results are easy and amazing.
by Melanie Royals, Modello Designs

For this project, Rick Fischer of Deco Illusions in Fort Wayne, Ind., was assisted by Bernadette Forese of The Faux Pro in Kennett Square, Pa., for a porch rehab in Brandywine, Pa. Both are trained, preferred applicators with the SkimStone product and use Modello Designs extensively in their contract work.

Surface Prep
The previously unfinished and unsealed concrete slab was extensively scrubbed and power-washed to remove all dirt and residue and then allowed to dry completely.

Step 1
SkimStone requires three very thin veneer layers that can be quickly applied with a steel trowel. Ideally, a three-layer application should be no thicker than a dollar bill.
Step 1
Step 2
Custom colors are easily created by combining the concentrated, industrial-grade acrylic colors at varying amounts into the liquid polymer. This is then easily mixed with the powder to create the overlay. Here, a custom “mushroom” color was created to blend with the stone facade.
Step 2
Step 3
Modello “tile” patterns were applied randomly around the porch area to create a unique, decorative treatment.
Step 3
Step 4
Various custom colors were mixed, again to coordinate with the stone, and filled in with mottled color by first dabbing the SkimStone on and immediately trowelling it down.
Step 4
Step 5
The focal point of the porch is a Modello “Concrete Carpet” that was positioned in front of the entry door. A more complicated, but complementary color scheme was applied in the same manner as the tiles.
Step 5
Step 6
After several layers of textured color were applied to create an Old World look and the product was fully dry, the Modello was removed to reveal the intricate pattern.

Step 6







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