Installing Stone Veneer Panels and Siding

When redoing my kitchen I desired to feature a chair rail border halfway on one wall. I desired something distinct, now not your usual timber rail. So I checked out the specific raised stencils wondering that they could make a nice rail and concept about the usage of flat painted borders however determined that they were no longer the effect I desired.

It then came to thoughts to do something very one-of-a-kind.
I created a fake strong stone hard rail 2″ huge with the aid of a touch much less than ¼” thick.

I used a water based totally patching plaster compound (Spackling) to create this impact.

First I measured and marked ½ way down the wall, then measured and marked 2″ under that.

For part guides I used a cut cardboard container for my bottom area and a yardstick for my upper aspect, taping them to the wall as I wished them and getting rid of them and replacing them as I went. This allowed the thickness to be a little less than a ¼”. Be certain to do away with any spackling build up to the threshold courses as you go either with a moist rag or a putty knife.

I used a putty knife to use the spackling and then wetted the putty knife to swirl the spackling to the “stone” finish that acceptable me. If it got to dry as I changed into going I applied a bit of water to the top. You also can use the moist putty knife to outline the top and bottom edges the way you need them. I actually have mine with a rougher uneven facet.

If any spackling receives wherein you don’t faux stone wall want it, use a moist rag to dispose of it even as it is nonetheless wet and sanding can get rid of any that has dried. After applying the spackling I permit it dry at the least 24 hrs then sand any that might of gotten at the wall where it wasn’t desired.

Before applying the primary base coat of paint make sure the spackling is absolutely dry (at the least 24 hrs). I used the same coloration and form of paint (flat latex in bone white) as become used on the bottom part of the wall for the first base paint. This protected any smudges of spackling that would of gotten on the bottom wall.

Next I allowed the bottom coat of paint to dry absolutely.

Using acrylic craft paint I combined a color of flat darkish sage for the second coat. This accented the colors in the rose floral wallpaper that changed into to head up and also the new curtains that I’d picked out for the kitchen. I implemented this 2d coat of paint, covering maximum of the base paint, only allowing small quantities of the base to reveal thru. Then I used metal acrylic paints in silver and copper and pearlized acrylic paint in white satin, making use of them in sweeps and swirls to provide the rail more depths and accents.