How to achieve a Saltwash concrete finish.
Out of curiosity I have played with several different products to achieve the same look BUT there is nothing out there that compares to using Saltwash. They just didn’t give that same look or feel and some took forever to dry and you had to use so much of the product compared to what you use of the Saltwash.
I had a flower vase and an old green plant stand that I just hated the colors and was just waiting for the right brainstorm.
Really was kinda bland.
So I mixed up some gray paint that I got from Lowes when they were having a sale. I got it for .99. WOOT WOOT
I poured about 1/4 cup of paint into a paper plate and then put about 1-2 scoops of Saltwash into the paint. Really, I never measure. I stirred and adjusted my mixture until I got a thick pancake batter consistency. Using my, old reliable, chip brush I begin to spread out the mixture and in areas I used the up and down mush mush and push method of application. If you need to see the mush push method you can watch a video I did here. Hum, that reminds me of the dance Tush Push. OK, back to the Saltwash.
As you can see I didn’t use an all over texture with the Saltwash mixture. Let that dry and then I painted with just white paint. When that was dry I used Pure Earth Paint black glaze. Again I just used my old chip brush to apply and then used cheesecloth to wipe it back. The end result was a vase that looked like concrete.
A before and after of the old green plant stand using the same saltwash technique.
This is the application of the last coat of just the white paint over the Saltwash technique. As you can see I didn’t do a full coverage of the white paint.
I meant to take a staged photo and didn’t..I must talk to myself about that. It is remarkable how easy it is to make a transformation with into a Saltwash concrete finish. I did both of these projects on the same day and got other thing accomplished, like laundry, dishes and moping, while I was waiting on dry time.