As you have all probably noticed from our Instagram shots, we’ve been doing a bit more floor work in the office. Matthew McAvene has been working on providing a faux stone finish to our bathroom walkway. We’re letting you in on all his secrets. Here’s the step-by-step process McAvene went through when painting our stone floors.
First, he began by cleaning and sweeping the floors. They have to be shiny and sparkly in order to have this awesome finish!
Then, McAvene started patching up several holes with concrete patch, as the floor was jagged and needed some extra work and elbow grease.
Once the floor was clean and all patched up, he added a base coat of gray primer, which ends up being the color of the grout in between the stones.
He then began taping off the floor with his desired stone pattern. This takes some artistic talent, look at that!
Once taped off into the perfect pattern, McAvene began painting each rock. He uses a paintbrush and then a cheese cloth to add texture to the stones. He also uses the cheese cloth to give the stones a dark to light fading effect, making it look organic.
He continues to paint the rocks a couple more times. Once finished, he pulls the tape, which reveals the gray grout lines.
Last step: adding in a clear coat which seals, shines, and protects the floor. Voilà! Faux stone finish to our floors that is indeed a work of art. Beautiful work Macky! We love it!