How to Paint Rusty Concrete

How to Paint Rusty Concrete

Last week we looked at how to paint concrete; this week we are adding that rusty dusty build up that you often see weathering it. The build up is mostly rust but also other dust can accumulate giving a paler more tan colour.  The main colour is a very dark rust though. One source of rust is where concrete has spalled, i.e. the concrete reinforcing bars, which are iron, have been exposed to water and become rusty. This can break up the concrete and give some interesting effects. In this week’s video we use LifeColor Liquid Pigments and you can check out my previous video on them:

Lifecolor Liquid Pigments
Lifecolor Liquid Pigments

The Real World

I always like to check out Textures.com when I modelling concrete, peeling paint, brick etc as it has some wonderful source material.  It’s important to check out the difference here between streaking rust because it is on a wall and the kind that develops around items on the floor.

Rusty Concrete
Rusty Concrete
Rusty Concrete
Rusty Concrete
Rusty Concrete
Rusty Concrete
Rusty Concrete
Rusty Concrete
Rusty Concrete
Rusty Concrete
Rusty Concrete
Rusty Concrete
Rusty Concrete
Rusty Concrete

Materials

  • LifeColor Liquid Pigments – rust colours – Frame Dirt LPW24 and Brake Dust LPW23
  • LifeColor Liquid Pigment Remover RE
  • Tamiya Paint XF-72 Brown – for the chairs
  • AK Interactive Streaking Grime – AK 012
  • White spirit/enamel thinners

Index

00:10 The Real World 00:51 Method 06:32 Final Result 07:02 Mini Kathys 09:44 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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