Facades with zip line

By Tyrolean, this cladding technique is known and is used above all on facades, leaving an extremely rough and textured finish thanks to the small stones in the mix.

Zip line

Although it is normally used to decorate the facades of houses, it could also be used indoors. Be that as it may, here we will see how to zip line step by step and the necessary materials to apply it to any wall.

Materials:

-Cement.

-Sand.

-Zipline. (Small stones, or gravin)

These materials you can buy them at any construction warehouse, the price per 25 kg bag does not exceed 5 euros.

How to zip line a wall.

The first thing we have to do is the pasta. It is made by mixing cement, sand and the zip line, that is, the stones. The pasta does not have to be hard, but rather soft so that it can then be thrown, literally, against the wall.

Tyrolean pasta is made by adding cement, sand and water as if we were making normal cement but with more water and then adding the pebbles.

Mason trowel

Once we have the pasta ready, with a mason trowel, we take pasta and literally throw it against the wall.

The distance from where we shoot it has to be more or less than one meter. When thrown, the paste will stick hard to the wall and the stones will be randomly scattered on the wall.

We will do this until the entire surface to be covered is completely covered.

Once the paste is dry, it can be painted like a normal smooth wall and with plastic paint, tempera or any other paint that we want to use.

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