paint glazes for concrete leaves

bleudogJune 12, 2008

Does anyone have any good recipes for paint glazes for concrete leaves to make them look natural?

Thanks!

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Mike Larkin

When I think of glaze, I think of pottery, and heating to high temps. I have painted, and stained, but never glazed. Have you seen this on some other leaf?

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 3:33PM
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bleudog

Hi Plantman56,
Yes, I have seen some wonderful concrete leaf castings using paint glazes as a finish. I am just not too familiar with what kind of paint can be used for this purpose. I also assume it would then need to be sealed.
Thanks for responding.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2008 at 1:47AM
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Mike Larkin

I basically use any of the craft paints. Also some latex house paints or spray paints can work.
I have never sealed, but bet the clear spray paints would work ok. Some have used wood stain. I tried stains on Hypertufa, but not yet on concrete leaves.

Mike

    Bookmark   June 19, 2008 at 10:18AM
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gaylelee

i have just got into this and am needing the correct recipe...and does it differ if your going to use them for stepping stones

    Bookmark   August 3, 2008 at 11:14PM
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