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I'm made a jail cell out of Plywood for my electric chair and I want the outside walls to look like a cinder block wall or stone wall. I am torn between painting it or stapeling a "Scene Setter" to it. Anybody have any suggestions or ideas? Would love to see some pics of either a painted stone wall or a scene scetter stone wall if you have some! Thanks!
 

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I'm at my work computer which has photobucket disabled or I'd show you some pics a a scene seter wall I had last year. It really looked pretty good and was easy to put up. I voered four 4x8 wall panels for a scene we did. Paintin would work well too but more time consuming and if you re-use the wlls for something different then you have to re-paint. I'd go with the scene setters. I'll try to post some pics later of our set.
 

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I'm at my work computer which has photobucket disabled or I'd show you some pics a a scene seter wall I had last year. It really looked pretty good and was easy to put up. I voered four 4x8 wall panels for a scene we did. Paintin would work well too but more time consuming and if you re-use the wlls for something different then you have to re-paint. I'd go with the scene setters. I'll try to post some pics later of our set.
Awesome thanks jdubbya. The only thing I was worried about with the scene setters was how durable they were. I dont want to have to replace them each year. Look forward to seeing the pics!
 

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Awesome thanks jdubbya. The only thing I was worried about with the scene setters was how durable they were. I dont want to have to replace them each year. Look forward to seeing the pics!

I had the same concern but mine held up well. I used regular thumb tacks to hold it in place. After we took it down, we folded it up again and stored it in plastic bags. We plan to use it again this year. Word of advice! Tack the stuff down while the wall panels are flat on the gound. It's a lot easier. If the walls are already upright and assembled, have a helper or two. I had to apply the stuff myself on Halloween morning and it was real breezy. The stuff was a pain to get straight and tack up but it came out okay. You also want to make sure you flatten it out well to avoid any wrinkles. My pics will show this.
 

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I had to make a "jail cell" for my daughters halloween school carnival one time. The walls were made of 2x4s with a thin plywood skin. I painted the whole thing grey and after that was dry I taped off "cinder blocks" with blue painters tape. Then I sprayed the whole thing with that granite colored fleckstone paint. When I removed the tape it was amazingly realistic, in fact one of the few things I ever made that turned out as well as I thought it would.
 

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I had to make a "jail cell" for my daughters halloween school carnival one time. The walls were made of 2x4s with a thin plywood skin. I painted the whole thing grey and after that was dry I taped off "cinder blocks" with blue painters tape. Then I sprayed the whole thing with that granite colored fleckstone paint. When I removed the tape it was amazingly realistic, in fact one of the few things I ever made that turned out as well as I thought it would.
Do you have pics by chance? Would love to see this effect. And how much spray paint did it take?
 

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sorry - no pics and we ended up donating it to the school (like what am I going to do with a jail cell?"). However there is really not much to it - I think I used tape that was about 1/2 inch wide and made all the "grout lines". Now that I think about it I probably used normal masking tape as I don't think they make the blue stuff that skinny. The taping is time consuming because you need to measure and mark your lines before putting the tape on. The cell I made was about 4 feet square and I only put the fleckstone stuff on the outside - I think 2 cans would easily do it. You are just looking to add some texture and it does not take much to do that. Sorry I can't provide you with some photos but it ended up looking really nice.
 

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I have used scene setters for 4 years now with no problems just make sure its tacked down good and that the wind does not go behind it! and if you get it go to party city they have the best quality ones!
 

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I made a stone front on Frankenstein's Castle last year for a Trunk or Treat event. I used insulating foam I got for free from a contractor. I cut the foam into brick sized pieces and took them into the street and stepped on them to create some texture. I then glued the bricks to the plywood and painted to look like stone.

Foam bricks:


Painted bricks:


The Castle on back of a Ford F-150!:
 

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I'm made a jail cell out of Plywood for my electric chair and I want the outside walls to look like a cinder block wall or stone wall. I am torn between painting it or stapeling a "Scene Setter" to it. Anybody have any suggestions or ideas? Would love to see some pics of either a painted stone wall or a scene scetter stone wall if you have some! Thanks!
My method for fake bricks is using styrofoam and making it look like brick.

YouTube - Styrofoam stone work

Take your styrofoam and glue it to the wood, or change it to 2x2 framework. Then draw lines for your bricks or blocks. Take a router with a 1/2" 'V' bit and route the lines to your style. Then, take a torch and LIGHTLY add heat to areas.
Someone suggested to use water spritzed to keep heat to a minimum. STYROFOAM WILL MELT AND BURN QUICKLY. Keep using heat to texture the styrofoam. When complete, just paint and detail.
 

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Darkmaster: Those are awesome! Unfortunately a lil too much time consuming for me at this point but I'm definitely going to keep that technique in mind for a later date.

UPDATE: I went ahead and just ordered some scene setters for my jail. I figured I could try it out and if I don't like it or it doesnt work out, I can always just paint it next year. Thanks for all the ideas and suggestions! Id love to still see more pics if anybody wants to share! Thanks!
 
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