Planning to do some renovation or construction soon? Konstrukt has got your back with the various surface preparation materials they have under their belt. They have the usuals like skimcoats and renders that do wonders prior to painting. But, the same products can also be used as a decorative finish too. The brand launched Konstrukt Lunar Series. It’s a collection of 9 different industrial finishes that uses standard Konstrukt products. We’ve already posted about some other finishes here in the blog. But for now, let’s talk about the Kanyon Finish.
What is Kanyon?
Like the rugged, weather-beaten canyons, the Kanyon finish consists of eye-catching dips and hollows that can wow anyone from across the room. Its jagged finish looks amazing bare for a more natural look. When painted over with colored latex, the paint catches onto the craters, creating more depth on the design.
The Kanyon finish can be applied both in interiors and exteriors. Its striking aesthetic is a good fit in front porches. It creates a grand entrance for your guests as they enter your home or office. Depending on how you style the space, the concrete finish can look modern or rustic. If you’re keen on recreating this look for your own space, remember that working with Konstrukt products is not as easy as applying regular latex paint. It’s best to hire a professional to create this look.
The Project Checklist
To recreate this look, you’ll need the following products:
- Konstrukt Permaplast K-202 High-Performance Acrylic Render
- Ordinary Portland Cement
To protect your finish, you have the following options:
- Boysen Acrytex Sealer B-1708
- Boysen Matte Shield B-4600
- Any Boysen water-based primer for concrete
- Any Boysen water-based topcoat for concrete
Aside from the usual renovation items like rags and ladders, you’ll need these as well:
Prepping the Substrate
Before you start, always make sure that the walls you’ll be applying this look to is prepped properly. Remove any honeycomb and loose concrete. Check and repair all surface defects such as cracks or gaps with corrective civil works. Waterproof as necessary. Make sure to dust off any dirt and that the surface is dry. Check the weather forecast before you start. Sunny days help with the product’s cure time. It’s also great for ventilation during the renovation process. Always remember that these products should be applied over bare concrete.
Level the Concrete Walls
Stir Konstrukt Permaplast K-202 High-Performance Acrylic Render using a mechanical mixing device to obtain proper consistency. Transfer the mixture into a clean container and mix in ordinary Portland cement at a 1:1 ratio using the mixing device until it’s lump-free. Apply a thin layer of the mixture on the surface by pressing the edge of the steel trowel firmly on the concrete until all areas are covered. The applied mixture should be between 3mm to 5mm thick. Let it dry for at least half an hour before the spray application of the coarse texture finish.
Apply the Coarse Textured Finish
Use a mixing device to blend another batch of Konstrukt Permaplast K-202 High-Performance Acrylic Render until it’s lump-free. Transfer the mixture into another clean container and mix in Portland cement using the mixing device until its consistency becomes sprayable. Use a mortar gun to spray the mixture on the substrate until you get the coarse texture that you want. Use a wooden roller to level the applied material. This emphasises the sandy texture of the finish. Let the whole system cure for at least 7 days before applying anything else onto the substrate.
Protect your Kanyon Finish
If you want to maintain the modern concrete look of the Kanyon finish, just brush over a coat of Boysen Acrytex Sealer B-1708 on the design. Let the sealer dry for at least 2 hours then apply 2 coats of Boysen Matte Shield B-4600 to give it a low luster finish.
This design can also be painted over using regular paint. After the application has cured for at least 7 days, apply a coat of primer (like Permacoat Flat White B-701) and 2 coats of any topcoat intended for concrete.
Planning to do the Kanyon Finish on your walls? Hit us up if you have any question about the whole process at firstname.lastname@example.org.