Use Golmex to create an Industrial Look with Cement Plaster
Use Golmex to Plaster Interior & Exterior Surfaces!
More and more homeowners and businesses are joining the industrial trend with the spaces they inhabit. From offices turning to exposed brick designs, to homes turning into “loft-like” styles, we can see how the trend is continuing to grow. At Meoded Paints & Plasters, we created a product called Golmex that serves as a high quality cement plaster composed of lime graded silica sand and admixtures to create the appearance of polished concrete on interior and exterior wall surfaces. Our cement plaster helps you achieve the “industrial” look without the time-consuming work of using 100% cement.
Our pre-mixed dry powder substrate is formulated for superb adhesion, workability, and durability. A wide range of interior and exterior textures can be achieved with Golmex, including the natural look of concrete and textured designer wall finishes from the hands of a skilled plasterer. Achieve the look with Golmex at a fraction of the cost from remodeling!
Preparing Your Surface
The surface you wish to plaster should be clean, dust, and oil free. For new drywall: you’ll want to prime the drywall substrate with PVA acrylic primer and let it dry completely. Then you’ll apply one coat of Meoded Quartz Primer, allowing it 3 to 5 hours to dry.
For existing surfaces: any surface with sheen should be sanded, then prime the surface with multi-purpose primer and let it dry fully. Next you’ll want to apply one coat of Meoded Quartz Primer. Allow the primer to dry for 3 to 5 hours. Preparation of your flat surface requires only the application of Meoded Quartz Primer.
Use a stainless steel trowel or a spatula to apply the two coats of Golmex.
First coat: Golmex should be applied thinly and evenly, covering the entire wall. It is recommended to use a damp sponge in a circular motion over the surface while the first coat is still tacky to raise the grain and make the surface more even. Allow at least 12 hours for the first coat to dry.
Second coat: Apply the second coat just like the first, making sure to cover the entire surface. Before the material is dry, use the trowel to gently compress the surface to make it smooth. Keep in mind that the more you compress the smoother the surface. Because of the extended dry time of the Golmex formula, you can create different texture effects during the second coat. For a smoother finish, you can sand the second coat after at least 24 hours.
Order Golmex Now!
Knowing how to apply Golmex, you’ll be able to use our product to create the rugged look that you want for your walls. Whether you’re going for a distressed look or you just simply like the way concrete feels on walls, Golmex is the product for you! Golmex plaster currently comes in a cement gray color but it can be custom tinted to darker shades with any type of powder colorant. That makes Golmex the perfect choice for you to get the custom color that you want. Click here to purchase Golmex. We have three size options, 1 gallon, 5 gallons, or 1 quart.