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Hello all, I hope that this is in the right spot.

I am going to be doing my first walk through haunt this year and have some questions about texturing wall panels. I am aiming to create a scene that calls for the walls to look like aged stone and I have no clue how to go about getting that look. Below are some pictures from Universal Studios that are currently the inspiration for this room.









What can I use to get that flaking, old, stone texture? I was thinking maybe plaster? Would stucco work? What about monster mud (never used before)?

Like I said, I am completely clueless when it comes to this so any help is greatly appreciated!
 

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Start with pink or blue extruded foam panels from Home Depot or Lowes. Carve out the brick sections and leave the "stucco" sections intact.

You can make the bricks have a brick texture through a combination of smacking the surface with a beat up wire brush and then using a heat gun around the edge of each brick. Cut the mortar lines first with a dremel or equivalent. Paint the bricks a good brick color, starting with darker shades first (almost black) and then lighter, brick shades.

The stucco surface can be done with gray DryLock from Home Depot and then weathered/grunged with drybrushing.
 

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Thanks for the reply! I have seen the brick effect done a lot and was aware how to create it, I was referring to the tan/black paint job seen best in that last picture. I've used dry lok before and really not sure that it could give me the depth that I'm going for. I've seen Hollywood Haunter use actual stucco mix but was hoping someone could give me a more practical solution. Would just straight up drywall compound work.
 

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This guy makes great wall terrain effects and worth watching for tips......... >>>>>
I may try some of these techniques on a larger scale for my paintings, and halloween faces bodies,
And iam sure on a large scale would be something different for your wall...
I found these videos by mistake looking for something else......... and glad i did they are great techniques....
This youtube broadcaster has lots of other informative videos on other craft etc ideas for prop making etc check all his videos.....
His effects of rocks could be used for walls, tombstones, and if done large scale on boards or thick card can easily be removed later and used on another project and painted different colors etc...... makes his own moulds from geletin too on another video iam going to make zombie eyes............. this guy is great..........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hd8MbXbzzs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fjktMXpcjM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bERgsjvDFs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bfPXEQOzCs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mye6xtJx_8
 

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There are lots of ways to accomplish it.

Another method is faux brick paneling (so making things look like brick is already done) then using thin foam panels or plywood cut to the desired shape to form the broken/deteriorating plaster or cement skin. The important part of this technique is thinking in layers rather than trying to get the finished effect in only one or two steps.
 

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There are lots of ways to accomplish it.

Another method is faux brick paneling (so making things look like brick is already done) then using thin foam panels or plywood cut to the desired shape to form the broken/deteriorating plaster or cement skin. The important part of this technique is thinking in layers rather than trying to get the finished effect in only one or two steps.
Thanks! Yes, was figuring I definitely needed to layer, but wasnt sure with what. I'm now thinking that plaster/stucco might make the walls way too heavy. Could just straight up, unmixed drywall compound work or would I have to make monster mud?
 

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I'd get a few 1'x1' or 2'x2' panels of foam and experiment with different methods.
I agree that plaster or stucco would be too heavy, especially with larger panels.
I wonder if you could get that effect with Great Stuff foam over a gray background. You'd have to continue working/spreading it until it dried so it didn't bubble up too much.
 
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