How to Paint Realistic Concrete

How to Paint Realistic Concrete

Concrete is found everywhere today and so at some point, you are bound to need to paint something to look like concrete.  However, it is not a simple colour to replicate as concrete does change colour over time and according to what sand was used in the mix.  Some concretes are warm, some are cooler so you do need to look at photos and try and match the colour as closely as possible to your area. This video shows how to paint realistic concrete in three easy steps: paint, wash and pigment. If you want to find out more about the track scale house that I’m building then check out this blog post: Railroad Track Scale Houses.

The Real World

If you are ever stuck on what something really looks like and Google lets you down then I recommend checking out textures.com as it has everything you will ever need.

Concrete
Concrete
Concrete Silo
Concrete Silo
Concrete and Rail
Concrete and Rail
Cracked Concrete
Cracked Concrete

 

Materials

  • Tamiya Paint XF-55 Deck Tan
  • An enamel wash such as Mig Neutral
  • Pigments – any grey tone will do.  I used a mix of black and grey but Mig do a pigment – Concrete PO26 which works well

Index

00:08 The Real World 00:26 Method 06:11 Final Result 06:39 Mini Kathys 07:42 Close All the modelling scenery videos can be found by clicking here. If you are enjoying the series then please subscribe to my blog for the next weekly instalment:

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