Create the look of weathered stone or stucco easily on any surface with DIY stone finish rock paste and coating.
Last week I shared a glimpse of some of the decorative items I used to pretty up the deck on the lake side of my house for the outdoor living season. After I wrote that post, I went in search for more items to use. I had fun shopping the house, every room, nook and cranny to find stuff to place outside.
One item or actually 3 items I found – a trio of mini faux boxwood globes, I decided to move from the garage out to the deck where they would add more interest. When fall arrives in 6 months, I can place them back in the garage. :-)
When I got the trio outside and placed them on the table, I didn’t like the faux clay look of the plastic pots.
“Oh, well”, I thought – “Back to the garage they go”, but then I remembered I had received a new DIY paint to try out that is not like any paint I have ever used. It is a texture paint called Rock Paste that when used with different colored finishes creates all types of faux stone effects. I thought maybe I could make the plastic pots look like stone pots using the paint.
There have been a few times that I used weathered stone textured spray paint and textured spray paint for plastic on a few flower pots, lamps and a few other items over the years, but I have never been happy with how the paint looks. It ended up looking more like sand and overall the finish looked too even. Real stone has lots of variations in color and texture.
So I figured I had nothing to lose and went for it. I gathered the textured paint finish products I received and got to work. In less than an hour I transformed the pots to look like stone and stucco. It was so easy since you don’t have to apply the paint perfectly. A messy application looks better.
What do you think? Pretty cool, right?
To achieve the textured stone look on the plastic pots I used Tommy Art Rock Paste and antiquing coatings and colors from Tommy Art DIY Paint.
Tommy Art carries a whole line of DIY paints and products from mineral paints, metallic, hammered metal, shine, texture, transfer gels and other special effects paints and coatings.
You can even use stencils with the Rock Paste that I used. Check out the video at the end of this post to see what can be created.
How to Create The Look of Weathered Rock or Textured Stone on Any Surface
How to paint a faux stone look on a plastic flower pot using Tommy Art paint. The Rock Paste adds the layer of texture. Once dry, you can leave it as is or add a layer of color coating over it to achieve the look of real stone, rock or stucco.
- Tommy Art DIYPaint – Rock Paste
- Tommy Art gray coating – Dove Grey
- Tommy Art Antiquing coating – Gold Metallic
- Tommy Art Antiquing wax
- Stiff paint brush
- Damp cloth or sponge
- Optional: Use the products in the Tommy Paint Stucco Kit
- Using a stiff paint brush, spread the Rock Paste over the entire surface. Leave light or create heavy texture depending on your personal preference for a weathered rock appearance. Let dry completely.
2. Apply a layer of color over the Rock Paste. There are many colors to choose from. I used the Dove Gray coating over surface, sponge some of it off immediately to create uneven color. You can mix the colors to get a truly custom color. Let dry.
3. Pour a little bit of the antiquing wax and gold metallic paint onto a paper plate. Dip a sponge into the mix to pick up both colors. Apply to the entire surface dabbing up and down. Make sure the coating penetrates the textured areas.
4. Use a damp cloth or sponge to immediately remove some of the antiquing coating. Remove unevenly for a more realistic stone-like look.
5. Add more or less of the antiquing coat until you get the stone effect you want.
The Rock Paste and color coating dry very fast so you can use whatever you added the stone effect to right away. It is very cool and the rock paste can be used in so many other creative ways besides creating faux stone finishes…
I like the plastic pots much better now, they look more realistic and perfect for outdoor decor. The best part, the textured pots will go with the new color scheme of the house that is getting painted next week!!!!
Have you ever textured painted something to look like stone?