Conteco walls 

How to make a concrete wall using Conteco 

A concrete wall adds a beautiful and rustic touch to your home and matches the industrial chic style seen everywhere in interior design. The unique concrete series from Conteco allow you to bring the urban look into your home, whether you live in a town house or a small apartment. Put simply, Conteco can be used anywhere and on every surface.  The flexible concrete from Conteco shares the look and durability with concrete known from construction sites however, Conteco can be applied on walls, floors, or even furniture in both your living room, kitchen and bathroom using a simple painting brush, roller or spatula. The unique flexibility of Conteco makes the product easy to use and brings up new possibilities for decorating your home. The only limit is your imagination – and we are here to help you follow your interior dreams. Are you ready to get started? Try our helpful product calculator and find the right products for your project. You’re also always welcome to contact us on info@conteco.dk for further questions. 

Polished concrete for every room 

Conteco is the ideal DIY product, because it allows you to create a rustic concrete wall in only a matter of hours. The easy-to-use product series also enable you to adjust the color and structure on the concrete surface to fit your style. In that way, you end up with a beautiful concrete wall, perfectly matched to your home and personality.   Conteco comes in small packaging and the final thickness of the concrete layer is only a few millimeters. Nevertheless, the concrete layer is extremely durable and can be made multi resistant using our Conteco Concrete Sealer. 

Painting with a concrete look 

Conteco is often referred to as painting with a concrete look, given that the concrete product is almost as thin and liquid as paint. The thin layers first of all ensure that the concrete dries up faster than for instance micro cement. Secondly, the concrete surface becomes more resistant to splits and cracks when the layers are applied thinly. At last, but not least, the consistency of the product makes it incredibly easy and flexible to work with.  The flexible concrete from Conteco is the ideal product for the DIY person, who wishes to bring the urban look into their home. With our concrete mixture, you do not need to be a skilled craftsman to create a beautiful result. Read more below on how you get started with your product and find everything you need to create a velvety smooth, or rustic concrete wall.

DIY concrete wall:

  • Before you start, please make sure that the chosen surface is clean, even and non-absorbent. If used on clinkers or tiles, we recommend spackling and priming the entire surface before applying Conteco in order to obtain an even concrete look. As Conteco is applied in thin layers, joints and unevenness will show on the finished surface if not evened out before application. Panels and floor must be masked off.
  • Mix Conteco according to the product instructions. You can use both Conteco Basic, Medium or Fine on your wall depending on how rough you want your wall to be.
  • Apply Conteco on the surface with a tool of your choice to obtain the look you want. If you are not satisfied with the result – you can always add another layer.
  • The drying time is 45-60 minutes per layer at room temperature (21-23 °C, 50% humidity). If you want an all even surface, we recommend sanding the surface with grain 150 shortly after the surface has dried.
  • Before applying the next layer, moisten the surface using a water atomizer. This will ensure optimal adherence.
  • Apply additional layers in the same way as the first layer, until the desired result is obtained. See page 11 in our guide for more information on the layers needed for your project.
  • When the result is as desired and dried up, treat the surface with Conteco Color Sustainer. Apply the product in a thin layer and massage it onto the surface with a microfiber cloth. You can also decide to give the surface a finishing treatment with Conteco Concrete Sealer to make it more resistant to grease and cleaning agents. This is recommended in kitchens and bathrooms, where the surface is particularly exposed to wear and tear.

Tips for your concrete wall

If you want to create a unique and personal look for your indoor concrete wall, avoid polishing your wall entirely before applying Conteco. This will make holes and unevenness shine through the surface and create an unrefined and rustic look. If you end up regretting the result, you can always polish up the wall and add another layer of Conteco. 

What you need to get started

  • Conteco Basic and either Medium or Fine.
  • Conteco Mix & Primer
  • Conteco Color Pigment
  • Conteco Color Sustainer
  • Conteco Concrete Sealer (optional)
  • A steel-, plastic-, or rubber trowel
  • A painting brush
  • A pair of working gloves
  • A dust mask
  • A power drill + a drill mixer
  • A bucket for mixing concrete
  • A water atomizer
  • Masking tape
  • Sandpaper grit 150

    Inspiration for an indoor concrete wall

    The only limit is your imagination when it comes to Conteco. An ideal place to start would be a beautiful, rustic concrete wall in the bedroom to create a unique frame around the bed – or maybe behind the TV in the living room? If you have a classic, white kitchen, try painting a wall with Conteco where you would usually put tiles. This will give an exclusive look to the kitchen and with Conteco Concrete Sealer be an easy-to-clean solution.

    Concrete wall with great durability

    When you are finished with your Conteco wall and choose to use our Conteco Concrete Sealer, the surface will be extremely durable and resistant to grease, dirt, and cleaning agents – contrary to plaster walls. This makes our surface coating highly suitable for kitchens, bathrooms or other places with a higher degree of wear and tear. 

    Get started

    The Conteco series and products for preparation of your project can be purchased in our webshop. If you are in doubt about what look you want, or how to create a floor in Conteco, we are always ready to help. Contact us on info@conteco.dk for questions, or use our product calculator to find the right products for your project. You can also download our Conteco guide that describes the process step-by-step, right here.

    A piece of advice

    With Conteco you can easily get the urban concrete look in your home. Conteco can be used anywhere – also in bathrooms. The only limit is your imagination. The flexible concrete can simply be applied without compromising with the classic durability of concrete. Conteco Concrete Sealer makes the surface easy to clean and resistant to cleaning agents. Conteco makes it possible to reuse instead of replacing, which is good for both the environment and your economy.   

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