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I want to make fake granite. Seen the retaining walls along the road turned into faux granite outcroppings?

I've seen some really realistic-looking fake granite. There's a hotel lobby filled with a 'granite' water feature, and along roads they're putting in retaining walls then covering them with concrete that's dyed and shaped to look like a granite outcropping! I'd love to learn how to do that. Can anyone tell me how to do that?

alexjag334 years ago
What are you wanting the faux granite on?

This article is for a bathroom countertop, but i suppose you could put it on just about anything indoors. Maybe outdoor too, but I haven't tried that.

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf71629871.tip.html
lemonie5 years ago
Patent:
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4959401.html
You could use "dark stuff", cement and crushed-quartz / similar mineral (they use feldspar).
Or you could do like them and use e,g, "fibre-glass" resin and a mixture of minerals.

L