Making a Faux Rock Wall

These 'rocks' are made of joint compound and were formed directly on the wall in stages. After each coat dried, I added more compound until I built up the rock. They aren't finished; I will add more color and will use real grout in between the rocks. This look continues across this entire wall and into my living room to give the room a warm and rustic look.

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By Sandra from Orlando, Florida

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

Sandra, you should go into interior design, but I think you said that you are going to school for dog training, right? I love this faux rock idea, I have been looking for something rustic to do with a room in my motel to give it a "lodge look" and I appreciate your sharing your ideas with all of us! Best wishes in the dog training career!

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

Nice!!!

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

wow !

very clever of you & artsy !

love it !

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

Love that, it sure looks nice!!

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

Great job! Very impressive.

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

Sandra, very nice!!! I really loved your project and it looks so professional. Well if you are going in the dog training biz, I am sure you will do well. Only wish you were in MO so I could send you my little

Yorkie for some minor adjustments (yes, we SPOILED the lil bugger!) Good luck and WOW on your wall.

Annie in Missouri

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January 13, 20060 found this helpful

LOVELOVELOVE the look of that wall! WOW!

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January 14, 20060 found this helpful

Are the rocks real and if not where or how did you make then look real? NICE!

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January 14, 20060 found this helpful

Wow. what a beautiful job! I'm jealous hee,hee I like it lots thanks for sharing your signifiant other must be proud of you , I know I would be.

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January 15, 20060 found this helpful

Sandra! This is georgeous! I am finishing a room in my basement and would love to do this on the drywall we put up. Can you email me privately with a bit of detail? Like how you do the color? It really looks real in the picture!

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January 15, 20060 found this helpful

thanks everyone for your nice comments. my husband and son are getting tired of looking at the unfinished walls and I don't blame them! I stopped working on it for Christmas and we have been working on other projects but I will continue on it one of these days.

I will certainly send you all a private email with instructions if you like. I don't mind at all and you all are very kind.

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January 15, 20060 found this helpful

do you have a picture of a larger area of the wall? this looks fantastic!

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January 17, 20060 found this helpful

I would love the instructions to.......You did such a great job that it looks like actual rock on your walls.Good job.

Ziggee

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January 18, 20060 found this helpful

Please email me I love to try new things an this in incredible the decorations is really neat

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January 18, 20060 found this helpful

We have been wanting to do something similar to our basement stairway and even over the old paneling in the basement/family room. Could you email me information or directions to do this? We have priced fake rock sheeting and it is way out of our range right now.

Thanks!

kirbysgirl2002 @ yahoo.com (remove space)

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January 20, 20060 found this helpful

here is another view of the wall unfinished. the rocks here are in three different 'stages'. I still haven't been able to work on this project due to other things and if anyone plans to tackle this project, take my advise: don't get ahead of yourself! Do a section at a time and don't do two entire walls like I did!!!

If anyone wants full instructions on how to do this just email me and I will send them to you.

ldyharley79 @ yahoo.com (remove spaces)

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April 7, 20060 found this helpful

I love your wall-You did an amazing job- I have been searching the internet to find some information on how to make a faux wall. Your wall looks exactly the way I imaged and you are using the same materials I was hoping to use. PLEASE email me information, directions and your secrets to make this masterpiece. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

choffman @ usd482 .k12. ks .us (remove spaces)

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April 21, 20060 found this helpful

Please send me the instructions on how to acheive this look! I have searched the internet and nothing! I love how the rock looks so natural! Monkeygirl87042 AT aol.com

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May 17, 20060 found this helpful

Your rock wall looks fabulous!!! I would like to do a similar project.

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July 8, 20060 found this helpful

Sandra, I am new to the site and am excited by your wall treatment. and would love to have the instructions sent to me. How did you get the coloring. I have a room in shades of green and would want to do this in greys.

Sherriej AT hughes.net

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August 28, 20060 found this helpful

I would like info. on how to make faux rock walls. I have a cement wall and would like to cover it with rock as I can't hammer nails into it.

Thanks!

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January 8, 20070 found this helpful

I emailed for your instuctions because your wall looks great only to get "email no longer exists" back. I even removed the spaces. :(

ldyharley79 AT yahoo.com

Does anyone have the instructions they can forward to me? carolinel@ mchsi.com (plz remove the space)

THanks

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January 28, 20070 found this helpful

Hi

Could I please get the instructions to make the faux rock wall.

conniemartinphotography @gmail. com (remove spaces)

thank you so much.

connie

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March 18, 20070 found this helpful

Sandra, the rocks are fabulous! What paint techniques did you use to achieve the real rock look? How did you separate the "rocks" while adding joint compound...painter's tape? I am trying to do "limestone" in my wine cellar. You are incredibly talented! -Brandi (Texas)

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April 17, 20070 found this helpful

would love the instructions to this project

beautiful!

thanx

Peacheskimg AT yahoo.com

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June 14, 20070 found this helpful

Looks wonderful.... Would you please be so kind as to email me the directions and what materials you used? Thank you so much I have a really large room that this would look awesome in! Thanks Sheila.. please email to mzsheila AT excite.com

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August 24, 20070 found this helpful

The wall looks great. Was it very messy? How time consuming? Would you please send me the instructions via mail. I will pay for the postage.

Editor's Note: I don't think that she is a member anymore so will probably never see your address (so I removed it.)

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September 15, 20080 found this helpful

I am looking to transform a small class room at church into an adventure room with a cave look. I have been looking into fake rock walls and I would like to know if they ever wanted to remove this would it be possible? What damage would it put on the wall. How expensive is it, and how much time would it take to make a rock wall. Can it be made on a surface and bolted to the wall? Like burlap, or this wood? Can I get the recipe for this project? Thank you for your help. Melanie

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November 7, 20080 found this helpful

Sandra, could you e mail me step by step instructions on how to make the rock wall please. Kindly, Janice P.

jbarrypower AT live.com

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December 28, 20080 found this helpful

Sandra,

It been two years, but would you mind sharing the instructions for the rock wall again? It's beautiful. I was playing around myself, and thought stucco compound might be a better choice. Has the joint compound held up? I was afraid it would chip easily. How did you apply the grout after? Thanks, rachael95

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December 31, 20080 found this helpful

I would love to have the instructions on how you did this. It is exactly what we are looking for if you could email me at darrell_lisa520 AT comcast.net I would greatly appreciate it.

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January 27, 20090 found this helpful

I've been all over looking for what I need to do this on my wall behind my wood stove, what would you suggest, and may I please have the instruction for doing the wall. Its absolutely gorgeous

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February 17, 20090 found this helpful

Hello all, I would be very happy to share my faux wall technique again if anyone is interested. Please email me at: gone.tothedogs AT yahoo.com and I will respond to you.

Nice to see so many people interested in the technique! The walls are finished now with color and dark grout. I'll post photos some other time.

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March 19, 20090 found this helpful

Would you please e-mail me with the directions on how to achieve this wall? It looks awesome!

starlanewton AT gmail.com

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February 8, 20150 found this helpful

Beautiful. It looks really nice.

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