The rusty look

Color shade "Rough Rust"

Walls in the rusty-look resemble an oxidised iron surface. The more surprising you will find the warm and pleasant touch feeling.

Also needed:
  • Spatula or trowel, sanding paper 150 grit
  • Drilling machine with stiring fixture, empty bucket, water
Mixture for the color "Rough Rust"

1. application: A mixture of

  • 10 l Decorative clay plaster No. 311
  • 2 l Full-shade tinting base No. 330-10 (Ochre-Yellow)

2. application: A mixture of

  • 1 l tinted wall paint, color shade No. 500 (mixing proportions: 2 x 0,5 l Full-shade tinting base No. 330-10 (Ochre-Yellow) and 0,14 l Full-shade tinting base No. 330-32 (English-Red)
  • 4 l Wallpaper paste No. 389 stirred with water (1:40)
Rusty look - step 1

1st application:

Produce a mixture of the Decorative clay plaster and the Full-shade tinting color. Apply it very profoundly with a roll or a smoothing trowel. Appply approx. 1-2 m² first (consumption approx. 750-1000ml per m²).

Rusty look - step 2

Smooth the surface out with a spatula or a plastic trowel. Afterwards pat the trowel flat into the fresh material, always placing the pats close to each other, possibly slightly overlapping.

Rusty look - step 3

Gently smooth out the edges and bulges a little, until the desired structure is achieved. 

The edges might stay sharp or be more smooth, according to your personal taste.

Rusty look - step 4

The edges and bulges, very visible when wet, will "fall" and be less striking after drying (24-48 hours).

Slightly smooth out the elevated spots with sanding paper (150 grit), make sure you do not even them out completely.

Rusty look - step 5

2. application:

Prepare a mixture of the Full-shade tinting color and the Wallpaper paste. Apply it thinly by a roll or trowel (consumption approx. 100ml per m²). Do not apply more than approx. 1 m²  first.

Rusty look - step 6

Swiftly take off the applied paint with a spatula or trowel; do it with criss-crossing movements. Remove the excessive material from the trowel.

Rusty look - step 7

This is how the finished "rusty" surface looks like. The darker color shade of the 2nd application remains visible in the deeper areas.

Color variations

The look can be achieved in various colors:

Ask your professional AURO partner for a box containing 20 samples of original coatings in the current wall design styles.

The box contains 2 variations of the rusty look.