The new Resene In The Wash palette for concrete extends the trend to add soft washes of colour on natural surfaces to concrete.
This new range can be used to bring subtle, buildable sheer colour to concrete walls (interior and exterior), interior floors, exterior walkways and decorative elements like concrete planters and furniture. Five colours are currently available — Resene Whitewash, Resene Greigewash, Resene Blondewash, Resene Claywash and Resene Stonewash — to impart a range of different nature-inspired hues.
These hues may be tinted into Resene Concrete Wax, Resene Concrete Clear Satin and Resene Walk-on Concrete Clear to achieve semi-transparent colour changes on a wide range of concrete surfaces both indoors and out.
Much like a timber stain wash finish, the beauty of Resene In The Wash colours lies in their subtleness, with buildable colour that can be used to create a variety of looks. You can apply one coat for subtle colour or a second coloured coat to get a stronger colour effect. Applying the product by spray can achieve a uniform wash of colour over walls or floors, but you can also get an artisanal, almost fresco-like effect.
On interior walls, seal the wall first in one coat of Resene Concrete Clear gloss before applying one or two coats of your chosen Resene In The Wash concretewash colour tinted into Resene Concrete Clear satin. For a satin finish, apply a final coat of untinted Resene Concrete Clear satin or for a gloss finish, a final coat of untinted Resene Concrete Clear gloss.
For interior concrete flooring, apply untinted Resene Concrete Wax then one to two coats of Resene Concrete Wax tinted to your chosen Resene In The Wash concretewash colour. If more pigmentation is desired, an additional coat of Resene In The Wash concretewash coloured topcoat may be applied — before applying a final clear untinted layer to seal the floor.
For exterior walls, apply a saturation coat of Resene Solventborne Aquapel first to give efflorescence control then follow with the same system as described for interior walls. Apply one coat of Resene Concrete Clear gloss before applying one or two coats of your chosen Resene In The Wash concretewash colour tinted into Resene Concrete Clear satin. For a satin finish, apply a final coat of untinted Resene Concrete Clear satin or for a gloss finish, a final coat of untinted Resene Concrete Clear gloss.
You can also use Resene In The Wash concretewash colours on exterior walkable surfaces, such as concrete paving stones. Seal the pavers first with one coat of Resene Walk-on Concrete Clear thinned 10% with water and allow 24 hours before applying Resene Walk-on Concrete Clear tinted to your Resene In The Wash concretewash colour. Then, finish the surface with a final coat of Resene Walk-on Concrete Clear untinted.