Tooth Primer to seal the substrate. If the
surface is porous, dilute the primer with 10%
water for better penetration. Allow overnight
1. Use universal colorant to
tint the Quarry
Stone to a color of your choice ( Remember
the 5% maximum tint rule- do not exceed 5% by
volume. For example, do not add more than 6.4
ounces of universal colorant per gallon of Quarry
Stone.) Quarry Stone may also be tinted with latex
paint but this is a weaker tinting method.
2. Fill a paint tray with the
tinted Quarry Stone. Use a ½” nap
roller, 2” sash brush and a stainless
steel trowel to apply and further manipulate.
3. Choose an application method
suited to your project, keeping in mind that a
roller is faster but that a trowel will give you
more control. Once a section is rolled out, a
light pressure with the roller will create nice
peaks. These peaks can be knocked down with either
the ProFaux knockdown
blade or the Magic Trowel.
The trowel will give a controlled
texture which will need a pumping action to achieve
a peaked texture. When flattening the texture
it is important to time the action so each area
is the same. The amount of time you allow the
texture to dry will dictate the best type of knockdown
tool to use. For a very short drying time, say
less than 5 minutes, try the lightweight ProFaux
knockdown blade. For 5-10 minutes of drying you
may like the Magic Trowel. For longer periods,
when the surface looks half dry, a plastic float
may be the right tool to flatten the texture.
4. Mask with ¼”
Trowel Quarry Stone thinly over the tapes.
6. Mix Open-Time Glaze with choice
of universal colorants or create a wash with water
and ProFaux Stonewash Pigments. Apply with sponge.
You can modify application by dabbing surface
with damp cloth to remove glaze or wash. Remove
tape after Quarry Stone is glazed and dry. Burnish
surface for added depth and interest
on a theme.
method: Random (irregular) or
regular (symmetrical) stone blocking in any size.
Look at reference materials online or better yet
look at real stone blocks on public buildings
to recreate actual construction methods. This
includes decorative features like key stones,
arches, niches, windows and cornices. Hint: Never
try to calculate random stone. Its random therefore
has no organized layout. We recommend starting
in the middle of the wall and working towards
the edges without measurement.
alternative method: Apply the
texture by trowel leaving ridges in a regular
pattern. These ridges can be knocked back with
a Magic trowel to produce a rustic plaster resembling
old Tuscan facades, a popular finish with designers.
When dry, this plaster finish can be washed with
a tinted glaze, giving an authentic aged effect.
from Greg: If you brush the wash
in two or more colors, try using a lighter color
first and allow it to dry completely. Then randomly
brush the other color(s) leaving open areas and
use the brush to soften the washed edges.
Thickness does affect the Quarry Stone products.
Thicker applications will take longer to dry and
may reveal cracking. May be applied with tools
such as a spatula and trowel. Coverage: Varies
widely depending upon application method: 50-150
sq.ft. per gallon.
2-4 hours to overnight, depending on film thickness
(68 degrees @ 65% RH).
Up & Disposal:
Use hot water for application equipment.
Do not dispose of any product in sewers, waterways
or municipal garbage. Allow waste product to harden
before disposal. If liquid disposal is necessary,
contact your local municipality or paint store for